This is one of those treasured moments with Eli:
Eli - "Mom, I have to tell you about a boy in my class, Matthew. Everyone was making fun of him and I did too. But I didn't do it to be mean - I just did it to be funny. They were singing "Jingle bells, Matthew smells.", and I thought that was funny. "
Me - "Do you think Matthew thought it was funny?"
Eli - "No."
Me - "If I did that to you, would you feel good, or feel like I was your friend?"
Eli - "No. I guess I should tell him I'm sorry tomorrow. But I can't just tell him I'm sorry -I need to prove I'm sorry by not doing it again."
More conversation passed, and then Eli said:
"Mom - you know I didn't want to tell you about this because I thought to myself 'She will be mad'. But then I thought in my head (he changes his voice to that of a sulking child) "I really want to do what God wants."
I shared I was so proud of him, shared the story with his dad, and then Jason said "You should blog that." (As we use the blog for a family journal too.)
Eli saw me blogging this and said "Are you sending out my story?"
I said "Yep."
He asked - "To who? Who will get it?"
I said, "Well, I guess anyone who has the internet could read it."
He smiled really big, and said "Do you think a lot of people will come to our house now and ask for my autograph?"
He then assured me he was just kidding. Sometimes I'm amazed he is only 6.