Today, C*'s teacher posed the question: Which is heavier?
A pound of rocks...
Or a pound of feathers?
If you thought it was the rocks, you were to stand by the lockers. If you thought the feathers would weigh more, you were to stand by the white board. Everyone got up and went to the lockers...everyone except for DS, the smartest kid in Mrs. Haworth's 2nd grade class. He stayed seated at his desk.
He explained to the class that a pound of rocks and a pound of feathers weighed the same. His wise teacher commended him on sticking to his beliefs when the rest of the class had other ideas. And she went on and admonished him to always stay true to what he believed in. (Did I post earlier that I thought that C* had the best 2nd grade teacher as soon as I met her? She sure seems like a very well organized and caring teacher when I met her a Curriculum Night.)
Recently we have been doing a lot of the Wolf requirements for CubScouts with DS. Some of the requirements ask us to talk with C* about various subjects like: faith, responsibility, duty to God and courage. I know that my son has been wise beyond his years many times in his life. Again today in school, he stood for what he believed to be right even when the rest of the class thought that the rocks would be heavier. I hope that he continues this trend. To stay on the right course and to be couragous and firm in his desire to choose the right.