I tried explaining to him that this was all just for fun and it wasn’t real. I did that for two reasons. The first reason was he that was rubbing it in to his brothers, who got placed in houses they didn’t like. It was upsetting them and I was trying to explain to him that it was just a toy.
The second and more important reason was because it concerns me that he be so easily swayed into believing what a complete stranger tells him.
I get this was innocent and fun but he needs to understand that he can’t just believe what strangers tell him.
This is very concerning because it makes me wonder what else he would believe.
Would he believe someone telling him to climb it the back of a sketchy van because their puppy is hurt and needs his help? We have to be careful because Gavin is very gullible and extremely trusting. We live in a world where soulless people would exploit that.
I thought we were good in this area but perhaps we need to revisit some basic safety rules.
We won’t single him out and instead use this opportunity to review safety rules with all three of the boys.
I’m not gonna lie to you. I was sorta at a loss when Gavin explained how the hat was real and it chose him for Gryffindor because that’s the best fit for his personality.
We’re going to need to have a talk with him.