Tonight Ryan and I had an awesome conversation, and he did most of the talking. He was playing with John a little bit and they seemed to have fun. But then when we came inside Ryan decided to open up about some of the things he doesn’t like about John.
He was saying John doesn’t follow the rules. He doesn’t put things away when they are done playing. He doesn’t let Ryan create rules for a game. He uses bad language. etc.
Most of these we already knew. But what I loved about tonight’s conversation is that Ryan gave us a glimpse into the man he is becoming. He is starting to recognize the difference between right and wrong when it comes to playing with his friends. He is realizing that friends sometimes want to do or say things that he doesn’t agree with. He is seeing that there will be temptation to do or say what others do. And while I fully expect him to make mistakes, I was very proud to hear how much he didn’t like that John wasn’t respecting things.
Way to go Ryan. Another AWESOME night that I am so proud of.