So Tuesday, Joshua came home from school, legs covered in dried red mud, face smeared with mud streaks, and clothes with a hint of it as well. Puzzled, I asked him what happened. His answer, “I got into a fight.” I thought this was some kind of weird joke his daddy and him had concocted on the way home. But no, it was true. I was shocked! My 6 year old? A fight at school. What could be so bad that a 6 year old felt the need to take out his aggression on his “friends.”
I guess Joshua felt the need when a few of his friends started teasing him about liking a couple of girls on the playground and Joshua got frustrated. There were no throwing of fists, more like a wrestle match gone crazy.
Now I read Wild At Heart when I was pregnant with Joshua. I was intrigued with how he wrote of every man’s desire of a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue. (Sounds like a movie!) I don’t want to condone fighting but is this part of a boy’s DNA? Is this normal? At 6? Moms out there who have sons, help me out. I would love your feedback. I want to raise my kids to respect others! So let me know your thoughts!