This is a follow-up to my last post, on Martin’s questions about Otto Warmbier.
More conversations have been happening. Last week, Martin initiated this dialogue with me:
Martin: “Mommy, even though the other kids made fun of me, I still think I had a pretty good year in school last year.”
Me: “You thought there was more good than bad in the school year?”
Me: “How about this summer at camp? Did you feel like the kids at camp made fun of you, too?”
Martin: “Sometimes they did, but like less than at school.”
Me: “Was it a good summer at camp?”
Martin: “I think it was a good summer.”
Me: “I remember, when I was little, how sometimes kids made fun of me. I didn’t like that. It hurt my feelings.”
Martin: “When did they stop making fun of you?”
Me: “I would say things changed in high school. That’s when I found new friends, more like me, who had some more interests like mine.”
Martin: “High school?”
Me: “But you never know. It could get better every year. Third grade might be a lot better than second grade. You’ll have new kids in your class.”
Martin: “Yeah. I think third grade is probably going to be pretty good.”
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