Sunday Shopping Spree
Sunday I was rushing through the grocery story picking up items from a list for my son’s birthday party . I happened upon a kid I coached years ago shopping w/ his mom. I bumped him gently w/ my cart and he turned around startled. Then he got a huge smile on his face! I reached out to give him pounds as I often do, and he ran up and gave me a huge hug !
That was awesome! We need to always remember the effect we have on these kids. The ironic part of this equation is that he was a little bit of a trouble kid. I could have easily dismissed him and treated him differently, but I treated him sternly, as I would have any other kid with a propensity to misbehave.
There were a couple of times he was made to go back to the dugout in rookies all by himself as the others played on the field. This could would have every reason to dislike me. But did he? No, he ran to give me a hug!
Think they don’t want discipline?
Do you have a story of a child that made your day? Please share it.