We never really know what each day is going to give us around our house. I have one son that is dealing with social issues in his class. He is having to learn about dealing with bullying and harsh words while living peacefully amongst his friends at school. Another of mine, comes across pretty gruff at times and wants to always be the leader in our home without caring about the feelings of others. My third lives in his own little happy world making new discoveries each day. We just aren't sure what the fourth is going to be like, but we are hopeful that his easy demeanor will stay around forever.
All of our boys are vastly different, however they will all be in their teenage years at one time. If only I could repeat the same things to them every morning as they walk down the stairs to scarf down some cereal and run out the door to school. By doing this, maybe I can protect their precious little souls from self-doubt or physical injuries from those around them. This is what I would say...
Forgive and forget.
Comfort one another.