The other day while taking my son to his weekly karate classes he was telling us about some convicts that spoke at a school pep rally that day.
One was a drug dealer.
One had been convicted of murder for defending his sister.
And one had hit his girlfriend in reflex to a blow from her.
His one hit,
cracked the bone around her eye and sent her head into a wall behind her, cracking her skull.
Hitting is something we have taught our children is not needed or accepted. Only in self defense and then only to stop the attack on their person.
Which is why Boo is attending karate classes. To learn techniques to stop an attack.
This does not include a good old fashioned spanking on the buttocks. Which I am guilty of, but ONLY when absolutely necessary.
I explained to my son that girls are not made like boys. They are feminine, tender, breakable, frail, if you will.
They are not “tough” like boys. Their bodies are not capable of withstanding such abuse.
This is when The Captain spoke up and said, “God made girls to love”.
That was the end of the conversation.
No further discussion was needed on that subject. Everything was quiet as we sat in contemplation of that comment.
My heart swelled with pride as he made this thoughtful statement to my son. I hope it sticks with him throughout his life.
And it reminded me of one of the many reasons why I LOVE THAT MAN!!