BULLY-PROOF

Dude, you are the man! I so wish I could have been more like you at your age! Your mom told me that recently there have been kids at school who told you they think you look like a transgender person. When asked why do you think they said that, you replied with “I don’t know, maybe my hair?” It wouldn’t have mattered what they called you……you don’t care. That stuff doesn’t ever bother you. 

I so love how little you are concerned about what some of those punk kids think of you. You have been this way for as long as I can remember. Had I went through that when I was a kid, I would have probably asked your grandma to let me stay home for a week. I probably would have went right to get a haircut. I cared too much about what other people think, and I still struggle with that a little today.

I used to give you grief about cutting your hair. I remember even telling you “the Biebs” cut his hair and maybe it’s time for you too. You didn’t care, you are always you. Dang, I am so grateful (and you should be too) that you take after your mom! I will never tease you about your hair or anything else like that again. I am so proud of you!

I know I don’t have to tell you this, but being the popular kid in high school does not mean you will be successful or even liked after high school. A lot of so called “popular” kids end up at age 50 looking back at their years in HS as the greatest years of their life. That is not how it is supposed to work, you only spend 4 years there.

Again, I know I don’t have to say any of this to boost your confidence or make you feel better because you don’t care about that stuff. You are you and I’ve already seen how you respond to any so called friends who don’t treat you or others the right way.

You have no idea how proud I am of you! Thanks for teaching me a lesson for a change!

Love you bud!

Dad

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