Monday, November 19, 2007

My Son:)

This is a little post about my son Shawn. My son came to me last week and told me about an incident that happened at school. He said that a boy was being picked on by a group of other boys and that he stopped them. I told him that I was proud that he stood up for the other boy. This was on Tuesday of last week and I did not think I would hear anymore about it. I just told Shawn that if he had any trouble with the other boys to just handle it and I left it at that.

Thursday after school Shawn had a basketball game and Chris and a friend went to watch him play. I got the surprise of my life when I found out what was going on. I guess some parents came up to Shawn after the game to thank him for what he did. Chris said that they were calling Shawn a hero. The parent of the boy Shawn helped out even paid for his field trip on Friday.

This is what I understand to have happened. There was a basketball game on Tuesday for the 7 grade and 8 grade at another school. About 5 or 6 of the 8 grade kids came over and started pushing and being mean to a 7 grade kid. The 7 grader was one of my sons team mates so he just stepped in and stopped it. It had happened in front of the other teammates but no one would do anything. The 8 graders walked away but then tried to get at the kid again later after the games were over. The coaches were not around and from what I heard it started to get bad. From what has been said by others, Shawn backed them down this time and pushed a couple. He was not going to stand by and let 5 or 6 kids jump just 1 kid. Shawn says he does not remember a lot of it, he just jumped into action, the other boy told everyone what Shawn did. The coach told Shawn that he was just being modest but I really think Shawn doesn't remember. I think all he was thinking about was, do something!

I am worried that he will be in the middle of a battle once the boys get back to school, they were expelled for what they did, but I know he can handle himself. I am also proud that he stood up for someone and would not allow it to happen. He is a big boy, he always has been, but his heart is as big as he is.


kasper794 said...

Tell Shawn I am so proud of him!!

Choc Mint Girl @ Crystal said...

YESS!! Shawn is a hero... :)

Amel's Realm said...

Hi, Sindi!

WOW!!! Shawn's really something else. There're not many kids like him these days. I hope he'll be just fine and the other "punks" will realize that there are more important things in life than bullying younger kids.

BRAVO, Shawn!!!! :-))))

Kathy said...

Good for Shawn! He sounds like a great kid!

Pilgrim said...

Shawn's character is a reflection of the grounding he received at home. How good it must feel to receive an affirmation like this.

Way to go Shawn, you acted like a man.

Choc Mint Girl @ Crystal said...

Hey, Sindi!

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frasypoo said...

That is wonderful!I am with Pilgrim.
Happy Thanksgiving