Back to the story...yes, I got a little heated, who wouldn't when you find out your smart, adorable, loving, kind to others child is being picked on at school. I sent the teacher and counselor an email. I even talked face to face with counselor who took it to the Principal and let's just say they are heated as well. Our next mission is to find out the boy's name since Gage don't know it. We are working on that. Meantime, I tell my child, "...and I'll tell you something else, if any of those older kids knew that you could make a remote controlled toy vehicle from scratch by yourself, they'd be jealous! You don't even need ears with a brain like that! And as a matter of fact, you are THE toughest kid I know. I don't know any other kid that is as brave as you are, walking into the hospital time after time after time, without complaint, for all your surgeries...you don't have to be big to be tough!!" After I realized my face was red and I was borderline ghetto and shaking my head, waving hands everywhere, I stepped back, calmed down..."You know, usually when people make fun of other people, it's because they need something. He likely needs attention, maybe he don't have any real friends, maybe no one plays with him at school, maybe his Mom and Dad talk like that, maybe people make fun of him a lot, but it's not your place to give him what he thinks he needs. You are not to be on the receiving end of his jokes. You don't think it's funny, your friends don't think it's funny. It's not funny, and it'll stop one way or another."
The End for now...as a parent, you can only hope and pray that something you say will help.