During water day the kids are encouraged to bring squirt guns to play with. I saw this a couple of years ago. It doesn't turn out well because the older kids get self-important, take the younger kids guns, and just decide that they deserve them. This happened to Samuel's friend, Alex. So yesterday when I went to pick Samuel up his teacher stopped me to tell me she was very proud of Samuel. When this happened to Alex he was too afraid to go up the 4th grader to get his gun back. So Samuel went with him. But that's not all! Samuel went up to the 4th grader looked him in the eye and said "That's his gun." Then he just stood there looking at him until the 4th grader gave Alex his gun back.
What a kid! He was so brave and stood up for what was right without getting violent or yelling or crying! We must have done something right! It just goes to show that the truth is a powerful thing, and saying the truth can affect change. I am such a coward about saying the truth so often, I suppose I could learn a thing or two from Samuel!