so my oldest boy, who is a terrific kid, has been dealing with some social problems. he's very smart and a lot cuter than the ghetto trash at school. he's a nice kid, but just doesn't make friends easily, he isn't picking up on a lot of the more subtle social cues. as a result he's become a target by ugly, smelly, children whose parents are inbred and too busy doing meth to teach them right from wrong. (more commonly known as bullies) it's become so bad that we are going to change schools after christmas. we have been working with him on standing up for himself. he has been told that if someone lays hands on you.... give 'em the beat down. we've also told him that if someone insults him to insult them right back. because he's only 9 he hasn't developed that "higher" sense of humor. (he still has "stupid head" in heavy rotation). today, however, was a step in the right direction. some ugly girl in his class told him, "my brother says you smell like pee!" (this is untrue.... my child bathes regularly and doesn't wet his pants.) so my little dude comes back with, "yeah? well tell your brother he smells like monkey shit!"......... today was a good day!