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Tough Little Guy

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Since I was a kid I had a problem with the concept of “being tough.” I’m sure some meathead out there will explain to me this is because I was a total wuss and then crush a beer can on his forehead.

As I grew up though, my understanding of “toughness” slowly evolved from the simplicity of a flinty action hero’s physical prowess or pain tolerance to a much broader and personal meaning.

I might scream and bolt from a bee while changing a tire, or scoff at burning the hair off my knuckles while grilling and then weep like a baby at the end of Edward Scissorhands. So this wonderful, illustrated story by Kit Allen particularly resonated with my present concept of “toughness.”

Little Tough Guy by kitskids.deviantart.com

 

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3 Responses to “Tough Little Guy”

  1. Oscar says:

    That’s a pretty good story to show kids. Mine’s too little but eventually… Thanks for sharing!

  2. Chris says:

    Great story and artwork! Now I’m going to go hug my tough little guy.

  3. Erin says:

    My oldest son (soon to be 7!) Is a sensitive little man. To me, hes my tough little guy, and i like that he is sensitive. This really hits home for me, for many reasons that need not be listed, and i thank you for sharing!! <3 all the tough (and sensitive) little guys!!!!!!

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