“I don’t know how you guys do it!”
I can’t count how many times I have had some tell me this while referring to my wife and I.
My daughter Ava is nearly 5 years old. At this point, we’ve had plenty of encounters with ignorance and thoughtlessness. And, at this point, it takes a lot to phase me. I have seen and heard it all.
However, today was a first. Surprisingly, perhaps.
Today, before my eyes, Ava encountered pure meanness.
I am surprised, actually, that it’s taken this long. I am not a pessimist. However, that said, there is no shortage of thoughtless or downright mean-spirited people on this planet. So it surprised me that it has taken this long for someone to make an inappropriate comment regarding my daughter. It all started with a cat.