Friday, December 17, 2010
Because I let you.
It was the annual Christmas party.
50 people crammed in my kitchen living room area? Hello Sardines can.
Jayden just wanted to play a game.
"Ryan, can we play Break the Ice?"
"KacyAnn, can we play checkers?"
"Not right now buddy, sorry."
"I have to help make the rice, sorry Jayden."
The boy was frustrated. Clearly. Frustrated that no one paid attention to him, no one understood how he felt, no one communicated with him how he was hoping. Then, something interesting happened...
He didn't care.
It's not that he didn't care about me, his mom, or KacyAnn, he just went and found something else to do. Rather than get offended and not like everyone for what they do, he looks past that and moves on.
Interesting-I guess the primary reason that there are so many broken families, hatred of people, and hurt feelings, isn't because you didn't listen to me, or because you hurt me...
It's because I let you.