Seems like when big questions come up for the Hero a visual helps him to process information.
Today when he told me that he was laughed at on the playground by his “friends” I had several visuals and analogies running through my mind about how to help him know and understand when kids are just laughing and when they may truly be laughing at him, but more importantly however, how he should handle himself.
One analogy about “friends” stuck with me all the way home and later on into the evening …it’s one I’ll share with him when he’s a bit older and can understand as this one comes with age and mistakes too!
Friends are a lot like shoes. They fit into one of the three….
A) Some fit better with time and the longer they’re around you, the more comfortable you are.
B) The longer you have them, the more they start to stink!
C) You’ve thrown them out or they’ve been lost in the shuffle…. And, you miss them terribly.
Pick your shoes wisely! And should you step in poo with them, clean them up and keep walking!
One day this will prove to be a useful thought. I’m not sure how soon but I do know that shoes tend to fit the same with all of us on most levels and we all have had at least one pair that falls into the above mentioned.
Walk well with your shoes, my friends the road is long!