01-20-2012, 03:25 AM
When my gifted son was in first grade, he was already very concerned about the environment. One day at recess some other kids were peeling the bark off of a tree. He asked them to stop, explaining that it would kill the tree, and that we need trees to make the oxygen we breathe. They were not convinced. He then went to the recess ladies and told them and they also were not impressed and did nothing. The call I received left out all of that information and simply stated...Your son was disrespectful to the recess ladies telling them that "they should quit gossiping and do their jobs." I don't think they appreciated my doubt about that being the whole story, and I am sure they were disappointed that I did not punish him for his "disrespect." What stories do you have about times others completely missed the gift?