Tonight my son was a little extra moody and arguementative with us (gasp, shock, surprise). No biggie, but when I was heading down the hallway at 9:30ish and he was sitting on the edge of his bed looking mopey, that was a pretty clear sign that there was something wrong (and not just that he didn't get a bedtime snack).
Turns out that some of the kids at school are trying to impress him by saying that they have a PS4, which wasn't that impressive for a kid who's had a PS4 since launch. Then they got miffed that he wasn't impressed. And they made fun of one of Garrett's friends.
Not only that, but they're the 'popular' kids (in Grade 5) and wanted Garrett to be one of the popular kids, which involves swearing and beating other kids up. Garrett told them that he didn't want any of that (in so many words).
I have to say, I'm impressed. It's a lot easier (and fun) to do all that bad stuff and fit in and here's Garrett, at the tender age of 10, standing up for what's right.
It's always interesting to see what sticks when it comes to raising the kidlets and tonight was proof that we must have done something right along the way. I guess I'll have to let Santa know that he can cancel that order of coal :)