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Still Another Proud Day

By Wyatt Earp | February 5, 2010

Oops, he did it again.

Kyle is scheduled to win Peacemaker of the Month tomorrow. It’s an award given out by the school to students who show responsibility, and who are helpful and supportive to his classmates. His teacher nominated him for showing all of the above qualities, and because he has had a trying year thus far. Two punk kids have been bullying him in the classroom, and instead of knocking them out – like I almost wish he would – he has been trying to deal with them on his own. It took him two months before he even mentioned it to his teacher because he didn’t want to get anyone in trouble. He’s a good kid, and he really takes the notion of right and wrong very seriously.

This is the second time he has won the award – he won it when he was in second grade – and Erik won the award in December. To say we are very proud of both of them does not even begin to cover it. Congratulations, Kyle!

Topics: The Boys | 16 Comments »

16 Responses to “Still Another Proud Day”

  1. Web Says:
    February 5th, 2010 at 7:24 am

    This is, of course, a different kind of peacemaker than was used by the famed Earp of old I am sure. Congratualtions to you and your wife Wyatt, raising kids that well in and around the city is no accident.

  2. Randal Graves Says:
    February 5th, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Congrats Kyle.

    p.s. – I can show him a throat punch tomorrow. simple, effective.

  3. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    February 5th, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Good for you Kyle!

    Please tell Kyle that bullies are ALL cowards. They only pick on those whom they assume are no threat to them. All it takes is one well-landed punch, which I am volunteering to do. It’s no wonder they don’t do well later on in life.

  4. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    February 5th, 2010 at 8:54 am

    It’s no wonder they don’t do well later on in life.

    I meant the bullies, not Kyle.

  5. metoo Says:
    February 5th, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Congrats to Kyle and to you and the missus. Instilling a sense of right and wrong can be tough. You are obviously doing something right. Which means probably listening to the wife, right?

  6. proof Says:
    February 5th, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Very nice, Wyatt! How come we never see a picture of your cake? I hear the Philly FD is now on standby every year!

  7. Jon Brooks Says:
    February 5th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Congrats to Kyle. Any winner of the Peacemaker award deserves a pearl handeled 1873 Single action colt, in .45 long colt…dubbed suprisingly…The Peacemaker:)

  8. Earl Says:
    February 5th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    I know your children are really good, with great parents and school to attend, I visit almost daily. My only recommendation is that your boys get some hand to hand martial arts when old enough – judo, wrestling, boxing (not so much), karate or Tae Kwon Do, and AiKido for the finishing touches, I expect to start my AiKido training soon enough, I am sixty-two. Okay, daughters can take some training, too. But they don’t have the same gender confrontations your sons will. And like serious First Aid training, we will pray they never need it.

  9. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    February 5th, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Wyatt, you and the Mrs. must be doing something right. I salute all of you. Just make sure your boys are protected.

  10. Wyatt Earp Says:
    February 5th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Web – The wife gets 85% of the credit. She’s a stay-at-home mom, while I am either working or in court for cases.

    Randal – He’d probably enjoy the lesson.

    Mrs. Crankipants – Yeah, these two are tools, but Kyle does his best to ignore them, letting them stew in their own idiocy.

    MeToo – Listening and staying out of the way.

    Proof – Hey, I’ll only be 41 in April, not 71!

    Jon – I should get myself one, then hand it on to him . . . after I kick.

    Earl – I always wanted to have them take a few lessons. Can’t hurt, and it’ll keep them in shape between soccer and lacrosse seasons.

    LDIV – The teacher clamped down when we told her about it, and she moved the little bastards to a new area of the room, away from Kyle.

  11. Uncle Ray Says:
    February 5th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Kyle is da’ man!

  12. RT Says:
    February 5th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    My hat is off to you and Mrs. Earp for working as hard as you do to keep your kids on the right track. They really are nice, decent kids, and they are setting a great example for their younger brother and sister. :)

  13. Rick Says:
    February 6th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Congratulations Kyle

  14. skip Says:
    February 6th, 2010 at 3:34 am

    Congrats Mr. an Mrs. Earp, and Kyle !
    All good kids should know how and when to do a takedown.
    If only to make a wannabe bully rethink their life goals.
    Plus the psyops in that school could get him chicks.

  15. Glenn Mark Cassel AMH1(AW) USN Ret. Says:
    February 6th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Bravo Zulu!

  16. Wyatt Earp Says:
    February 7th, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Uncle Ray – Thanks.

    RT – Now if they could only tell the babies that they need to sleep through the night . . .

    Rick – Thanks!

    Skip – Kyle has little problem with that. He has been invited to almost every girl’s birthday party in his class.

    Glenn – :)