Little Man came home yesterday from summer day camp with a dilemma: a girl was starting to taunt him about not knowing how to do anything and not having any friends.
The camp counselors said they were doing their best to keep the two apart, which is nice, but it was time to bring in the big guns: Abraham.
We have been listening to Abraham recordings together, Little Man and I, for about six years, so this personal, resonating event was the perfect catalyst to bring all the messages home for him, so they made sense in a context he could grasp.
Since he is an Aspie boy, there are things he can't do, and there are people who don't see the value in hanging out with him.
But there also are people who do. And he knows that what this girl is saying isn't true.
Now to work on the idea that there is nothing to defend. Only what our egos like to make us think there is, cuz there's juice there.
So our discussion on the topic of what to "do" in the face of this perceived onslaught ranged from understanding what might be going on in someone's life to prompt them to say and do things that are hurtful to someone else, to the concept of killing someone with kindness.
Sending them love and light, even when it's hard to do.
And maybe, just maybe, it might turn out that he and she are friends by the end of the summer.
Stranger things have happened.
Can't wait to hear tonight how things went.