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Aaron's Will

Faced with bullying at school, Aaron Dexter Jr. finds solace and support in his relationship with his dad, Aaron Sr.

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Aaron Sr:

Don’t spit that’s nasty.

Aaron Jr:

No it isn’t

Aaron Sr.:

Yes it is.

Aaron Jr.:

Maybe you’re to chicken then.

Aaron Sr.:

That means I’m a chicken.

Aaron Jr.:

Yep. Tough guys spit. I’m tough.

Aaron Sr.:

Tough guys spit is that what it is. So I want you to behave ok. Be on your best behavior.

Aaron Sr.:

I’m a single parent there is two in some households and there is one in mine. But I have a boyfriend name Steve, he helps out a lot but he’s sickly a lot also. But it’s mostly I do everything the cooking the cleaning the paying the bills, doing this, doing that.

Aaron Jr.:

Ummm. Me and my Dad had our ups and downs, sometimes I have my ups and downs all the time and when I have my ups and downs I run straight home so I can tell my dad so he can tell other kids parents. I like my Dad.

Aaron Sr.:

He gets teased a lot of having a gay Dad, I have had a teacher’s meeting several times with teacher’s and principles and things like that. My son is not a homosexual he’s loves his Dad no matter what. My son is very happy with me, I’m very happy with him and that part of being a parent.

Aaron Sr.:

Peanut Butter Jelly, Bologna, Cereal.

Aaron Jr.:

Give me… Two bologna sandwiches.

Aaron Sr.:

Let me tell you something you just wasted a peanut butter sandwich.

Aaron Jr.:

You want it.

Aaron Sr.:

I ate it, but you just wasted a Peanut Butter sandwich.

Aaron Jr.:

Whoa!

Aaron Sr.:

So you get one Bologna sandwich for right now.

Aaron Sr.:

So when he was 3 to 5 it was pretty easy you know cause just now learning new words and different things like that, didn’t have to worry about society or school you can keep’em in your home and don’t have to worry about negativity.

Aaron Jr.:

I don’t want to go down stairs

Aaron Sr.:

Lets go. Come on. Well I’m get your stuff down there. Come on, lets help me. Mr. Dexter come on.

Aaron Jr.:

People pick on me all the time. I have to sit there and yell all the time. I get in trouble by the teachers all the time I get sent to the Principal’s office all the time.

Aaron Sr.:

If I’m not there for him who’s going to be there for him. Trying to teach him these things and name calling and things like that is not right so when he hears it everyday constantly like from day like to dark in school it’s kind of like I wish I can put a shield around him so he can get away from all that.

Aaron Jr,:

They call me a queer and stuff and I just sit there and say shut up or I’m gonna tell the teacher. When the bullies know when they getting in trouble they just sit there and just lie and that’s why I don’t like to go to school it hurts me just talking about it.

Aaron Sr.:

You know you gotta keep your head up above the water to learn to swim, so you know is what I tell Aaron, Daddy loves no matter what you do.

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