Tonight the children at Redeemer had their Christmas program. When I asked Simon if he wanted to have a speaking part, he said, “No, thank you.” How about just singing with the other kids? “No, thank you.” How about Ian? A polite “no thank-you” from him too. I knew it wouldn’t be worth it to push, but we showed up before church for the rehearsal anyway, thinking they might see their friends having a great time and want to join in. Right?
Yeah. So I took this picture shortly after Simon was told he wouldn’t be able to stand by his friend Josh. What a fine meltdown it was. (Actually, looking through the pics I snapped kind of breaks my heart and makes me giggle in equal parts. He was genuinely disappointed and so dramatically glowery.)