On the Nerdy Apple Bottom blog is one of the most touching stories I've ever read about love and mindless hate and the inability of some people to let people shine however they want to shine.
Nerdy's five year old son, a huge Scooby Doo fan wanted to be Daphne for Halloween. He'd already been Scooby, and this year a brightly colored, absolutely silly and wonderful Daphne costume caught his eye in a catalog.
Read the full post, because here is a Mom of Moms who lets her child choose what costume he wants to wear, who he wants to pretend to be on a day that is all about fun and imagination.
In a time when bullying is rampant, and all of our gains for tolerance and loving our fellows seems lost, step back and think of where this starts and stop, just stop.