I teach Sunday school. I am pretty good at it. But I hate the curriculum and I am not sure I believe it myself. But that is not my story.
I teach second grade, which is Ethan’s class. So I just got to watch him for a while. He was paling around with his friends, getting into occasional mischief, normal stuff. When it was time for the large group Ethan was one of the first to sit down. All of the other boys sat right beside him and they started cutting up again.
And I could not have been happier.
I hear a lot of people longing for the good old days (1950s June Cleaver). I remember the 70s. They were not kind. As I recall, at every stage/grade, there was always a kid who got picked on. The kids were brutal…Lord of the Flies kinda stuff.
When Ethan was born and in the ensuing years, I was convinced he would be a target. He is incontinent and wears a leg brace (ect…ect). I figured he would be bullied mercilessly until he begged to be home schooled.
I could not be more wrong. Now granted he is only 7. But if anything, Ethan is a leader in many situations. He is very popular. The kids either don’t notice or don’t care that he wears a brace and no one suspects that he incontinent. It is all taken care of discretely.
I am so happy that the world has changed. I don’t want Eddie Haskell giving Ethan the “business.”