"Aaron was always hard on Timmy. My husband never had any trouble when he was in school - he just couldn't understand why his son didn't just 'apply himself' and get better grades. The counselor tried to explain to him that our son was actually very gifted, but Aaron wouldn't listen. Of course they didn't come right out and say 'mechanical genius', but I always knew. Timmy could take apart just about anything by the time he was four, and put it back together again as good as new - better, sometimes! I can't tell you how many times he'd fix our vacuum cleaner or the VCR when I would have just thrown it away and bought another.
I should have told him more often than I was proud of him [SIC]. I should have stood up to Aaron more often, and taken Timmy's side. Aaron was wrong to belittle all the things that Timmy could do.
There's nothing wrong with doing honest work with your hands! Nothing at all.
Have you seen Timmy? I just... I just want to look at him again. To see that he's all right."
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