16 thoughts on “He’s Not Scary, He’s a Little Boy by AliceAnn Meyer

  1. Good post. How true it is that children just blurt out what they think. I still remember my son the first time he saw an African, he pointed and yelled, “mummy look! What’s wrong with that man he’s black all over?!” He was 5 with a heart of gold, but having lived in Japan he’d never seen an African before (we were visiting Hong Kong) – thankfully the guy had a good sense of humor! A few minutes later it was followed by, “Why does that lady have a ring through her nose like a pig?” (His first traditionally robed Indian – oh my!)
    It’s up to us to teach them these things often they just don’t realize the hurt they cause. I’m glad this boy has a loving family, in China such a child would generally be sent to a home or even abandoned for fear of shaming his family – so sad!

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  2. I have felt the pain of being different also. It’s freakin’ hard, I’ve been trying to teach my kids that just because someone doesn’t like us, or rejects us, doesn’t mean we have to stop loving them and start hating them. I feel like you have to break that cycle somewhere. I try to reinforce empathy when my kids seem to be lacking it. It does take more work than simply telling them not to say mean things to others.

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  3. This is so true and such a lovely way to make people aware of the difficult world kids who are different live in. I am actually moved to tears right now. I taught little kids and they can be super cruel to the little one that is different or who just likes something they dont. It always upsets me a lot and I think all parents should read this and teach their kids to accept different people and to not point it out or make fun of them.

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  4. This is beautifully written, Alice Ann. Thank you for reminding me that God makes us all with a purpose. I love the picture of Jameson with s’mores all over his mouth. I can see a little mischief in his eyes. I am glad that you suggest that people bring their children up to meet him. My kiddos are grown with grown children of their own now, but I am taking that bit of advice for my own. In the future, I shall go introduce myself and meet the one, anyone, who seems different. Thanks for sharing your heart.

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  5. Jameson is a full-out cutie-pie!!! I love your approach to anyone who may appear to be “different”—just go up and meet him/her. This is such a wonderful post, and your boy is amazing.

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful post with us all.

    Jane

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