Actually I thought of some things I did when about this kids age
and felt a little ...er hypocritical I suppose
... I think we had a thread once as to some of the mischief we once got up to... and this kid actually reminded me of me..he was the runt of the group as was I in my tribe..he was good looking for a kid as I was
and not withstanding him making a break respectful at least as I was when I was a kid
I am seeing in others, of late failings, I have..the lady friend can go off like you would not believe
and it was witnessing one of her over the top extreme outbursts that I realised that my recent outburst with my Son, where in I threw out his stuff out of the house here and told him if he did not get it by 10am that I would load the truck with it and drive the lot through his office window...Fortunately he picked it up or rather had a staff memeber do it so as to keep out of my path whilst I was mad... well I felt justified at the time
but observing (you know who) go off and finding myself judging her actions as those of a mad person I was able to look at myself and realise that others must sometimes see me that way..I mean I never really go off but when I do I have to admit it must be pretty scarey to others and I to would be judged mad crazy and to have lost all reason...and so I could admit that notwithstanding he needed pulling up on certain matters and made the mistake of overstepping the line that I could have handled it in a placid manner.
But I thank her for holding a mirror so to speak such I could appologise to my Son and forgive him and myself as well... so we are back to being the best of mates again...
I am so proud of him he is a decent human being.