Wednesday, July 1, 2009

More R-Word Blues for Riley

Riley cannot catch a break. Seriously what is this world coming to that things like this keep happening to a little boy age 8 who has nothing but love in his heart?

Riley was excited because tonight he was invited to go celebrate a friend's birthday with dinner and a movie. He got to go see Ice Age. He comes home and tells me that his friend's parents were talking in the car about someone that they thought did something stupid. They said the r-word. As he was telling me this, he had tears in his eyes.

He felt bad and didn't know what to do. He didn't say anything and I think he felt he let Quinn down. I told him that it was ok he didn't say anything because he is a kid and these are adults. We talked about Soeren Palumbo and how difficult it was for him to hear the r-word given his love for his sister. Riley did come up with a plan of what to say the next time a friend says it.

Because you are an adult and he is a kid, please help Riley out and say something to the next person who says the r-word. Or maybe talk about the r-word and how it hurts before someone uses it. Riley thanks you.


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