It’s amazing how much it can hurt to be called a dumbhead repeatedly by a 7-year-old.
Dumbhead. Dumbhead. Dumbhead. I don’t care. You’re ugly. I hate you. Shut up.
I want so badly in this moment to be able to laugh at how ridiculous it all is. And yet, instead I feel hurt by someone in whom I’ve invested endless energy. His age and the specific insults feel irrelevant.