My nephew Avery’s a good kid. He’s sweet, he’s kind. While his mom and his Nana and I were having our seventh cup of coffee and third piece of cake after Thanksgiving dinner, he cleared the table… all on his own. And then he rinsed the dishes and put them in the dishwasher. He always hugs Millen hello, and then before he leaves he’s always sure to hug her again. He’s always been a good boy.
But recently he’s changed. He’s taken to wearing tee shirts with things like SERVICE BEFORE SELF on them. He keeps his scanner turned up and his phone turned on, even during dinner… just in case he’s needed. He hangs out with a tough crowd these days. And he looks tough.