Yes, that is me in the photo, with my hubby. If you are a senior citizen, I hope you, too, take time to yuck it up! Fun and play help us keep healthy. Yet growing older has another side.
When our Benjamin was 15 years old we moved to Calgary. We had no idea he was bullied until one day he came home with a whack of hair cut out of the back of his head. Someone in the seat behind him violated his physical space and dignity. I also learned that the first week he attended school he found a note on his school locker saying, “Go home! Ontario F@$#!” I asked if I had his permission to approach the school. “No!” he said. He wanted to try working things out on his own first. He put a plan in place and it worked out. He developed a support group of friends which made a difference that changed it all. Once we know our children are safe, we need to not do for them what they can do and want to do for themselves. It empowers their competence.