My children are, generally, very nice and polite children. However, as my older son moves into his teens he is becoming increasingly outspoken, as you would expect.
A recent incident, which took place at the local youth club, still makes me both cringe and laugh out loud.
My daughter was with a couple of her friends and things had become increasingly tense between these 2 friends, with my daughter stuck in the middle. Eventually it turned into a shouting and pushing match, with both girls hurling horrible insults at each other about ugly they were. Finally my son lost patience with them, and stepped between them, pushing them apart.
"Can you two stop it, please?"
Isn't that nice? I was so proud of him. Then he delivered the punchline:
"We know you have both got real facial problems, so can we just leave it there?"
Do you think he may have a future in politics? International diplomacy?