The preschool teacher was right to one extent...Orion grew into a major case of ADHD and by the time he finished 2nd grade he had 1 friend left that would tolerate his crazy antics and play with him. With medication he has rebuilt some of those friendships he lost and his biggest problem at school now is the complete boredom he experiences. However there are still a couple of boys at school who remember his crazy antics of years past and they are just plain mean...there is no other way of putting it, they are simply MEAN!
This past week Orion went to his bowling banquet and received trophies for being the best bowler in the 10 and under age group, he was so proud of those trophies and went to school with a smile and great pride. When the kids asked him about it, he explained about the trophies and his bowling. Those few boys called him a liar (to his face, in front of all the other kids) they said there was no way a crazy boy like him could possibly be the best boy bowler under 10 years old in Massachusetts. They laughed at him and tried to convince the rest of the class that he was just trying to get attention, that it was not real.....so to put them in their place yesterday I carried those 4 trophies over to that school and lined them up on the table in his classroom! I let him take those trophies showing he was indeed the best and let him gloat, let him enjoy putting those boys in their place! I hope those boys learned a lesson yesterday and maybe next time they want to make someone feel badly, the next time they want to hold onto the past and not give people a chance to change, I really hope they remember their embarrassment as they were proven wrong.