Dathan has always been a little smaller than the other boys, but he's holding out that pretty soon he'll have a growth spurt. Not because he wants to play basketball or other sports... He's just tired of being teased for things he can't control like his height, his red hair and freckles. His mother has the same shade of strawberry blonde but she's pretty and he just feels dorky. Though is father has dark hair, he got his blue eyes rather than the green eyes that his mother has. And his father is tall! He often looks up admiring his height. Even though he is short, he can still run fast and enjoys doing so more than most at least leaving him to outrun his bullies. Not that there are many. He never let the fact that he's teased make him feel down for more than a minute and he is often smiling, maybe even being picked on for being so happy-go-lucky as often as he is for being short.