My 6th graders watched a video about Martin Luther King Jr. today and then got into a conversation about non-violence and how holding in hate isn't good for you. One boy mentions he thinks that if someone hit him, he would hit back.
Me: I can understand that.
Student 1: What would you do?
Me: I really don't know. (smirk) Probably knock 'em out.
Student 2: Yeah right, you're too nice! They'd hit you and you'd go (makes sign of the Cross, like in a blessing) "Bless you, my child!"