Friday, February 18, 2005

They Have Their Moments...

The library is an after lunch hang out for some of our more voracious readers...not that they read during that time; their current focus is a Hobbit Computer game I picked up at Half Price Books. But they have to read to earn loitering privileges so I don't begrudge them a bit of time on the computers. Oddly, this lure has convinced a number of 5th grade boys that reading gets you what you want - a valuable life lesson if ever there was one. My top readers are all boys, which not usually the norm, especially given our demographics.

O.B. wandered into today and promptly burst into tears - seems one of his relatives was in an auto accident and is seriously hurt. The other boys left off what what they were doing to come over and give him a hug and hand him some Kleenex. No taunts of "crybaby", no giggles, no teasing, " - just compassionate friendship. 5 young Bantam Hispanic boys, all brimming over with hormones and machismo put aside their swagger & pride and came to the aide of a friend.

All Fridays should end on such a high point.

5 comments:

Pigs said...

Aw, I like that story!

Mamacita said...

Yes, indeed they should.

Has Blogger been a little nuts lately, or is my computer blitzing out again?

Tis herself said...

Just wanted to say thank you for stopping by.

Melissa said...

If only people could have those moments all the time instead of just sporadically *sighs* We can only hope! ;)

Melinda said...

There's something amazing about the times when little boys forget that they are supposed to Act Like Men and let themselves feel whatever it is that they're feeling. Thanks for the post.