Son Wants To ‘Confuse Teacher’, Then Mom Learns What Son And Friend Are Secretly Planning
FaithTap Staff 3/13/2017
Adults have an interesting way of making life complicated; take for instance, the simple act of making friends! No longer is it as plain as liking the same color or same comic book hero, instead, the decision now revolves around schedules, professions, politics, and might we add ... appearances!?
That's right, we said it! Even though we are all grown-ups who know better than to judge a book by its cover, we still let our lifelong biases get in the way of whom we choose to be our friend. Well, in case you needed a reminder to take it back a notch to the good old days of childhood, here is the perfect story of two boys who have an interesting way of looking at their friendship!
Lydia Stith Rosebush is the mom of an adorable 5-year-old boy named Jax. Recently, like all moms, Lydia had to remind Jax that it was time to control his wild mane and get a haircut! What Jax said in return completely took Lydia by surprise:
"He said that he wanted his head shaved really short so he could look like his friend Reddy. He said he couldn't wait to go to school on Monday with his hair like Reddy's so that his teacher wouldn't be able to tell them apart. He thought it would be so hilarious to confuse his teacher with the same haircut."
Naturally, having read this, one would assume that Reddy looks so similar to Jax that a haircut would be enough to throw the teachers off their game. That is until we see the picture that Lydia shared of the dynamic duo from their Christmas celebration at school just a few weeks ago!
Reddy and Jax are clearly not that alike. To put it bluntly, Reddy is African American, while Jax is Caucasian, and this is exactly why Jax's comment to his mom stops you in your tracks! Speaking about her own reaction, Lydia said:
"It's about friendship and love and the innocence of children."
After Lydia shared this delightful story on Facebook, it went viral with over 200,000 likes and 100,000 shares! The world through the eyes of children is truly so pure and simple that Lydia couldn't help but conclude her post by saying:
"If this isn't proof that hate and prejudice is something that is taught I don't know what is. The only difference Jax sees in the two of them is their hair."
Jax and Reddy are just two young kids, unadulterated by the prejudices that exist around them. If as adults, we were capable of doing the same, finding meaningful friendships wouldn't be so hard!
Here are Jax and Reddy in their matching haircuts!!
If we were only capable of keeping our innocence well into our adulthood, the world would be a happier kinder place! We hope that Jax and Reddy continue to inspire others and cherish this friendship for the rest of their life!