Monday, December 8, 2008

Monday's madness...

I took Jayden in for Dr. appt. (Turning a year older you gotta do that)...



The doctor appointment went great, but driving there, in the snow, not so great. Why doesn't everyone slow down? IF everyone did, I bet there would be less slide offs. Simple thought, but noone seems to care. You almost want to roll your window down at the people on the side of the road and say, "What a bummer! Should have slowed down!"



The Queen Bee is back. For the longest time, Melissa's queen bee has sort of left her alone, but for some reason, she is back and just like they say in the movie, "Tombstone", hell came with her. What's ironic is someone asked me about Melissa's queen bee just a little while ago and I told her that it was actually going great, she was leaving Melissa alone. I should have knocked on wood. What is so vicious this time is she is making a posse out of Melissa's closest friends. So, if they join the posse, does that mean that they weren't really friends to begin with?

Spencer's had his own to deal with, but I don't think boys are Queen Bee's. He had a basketball game on Saturday and played against some kids from our neighborhood. One of the kids from his primary class just happened to get the same colored wristband as Spencer for both quarters that he was in. To give Steve credit, he tried to get them to change Spencer's wristband color before the 3rd quarter, but by the time he got the coach's attention, it was too late.

The kid was all over Spencer, grabbing his arms and putting his hands in Spencer's face and even pushing. At that age, the rule is that their arms have to be strait up to block shots. They aren't aloud to "reach" in front of the person. Well this kid wasn't following the rules and noone was doing anything about it. Then to make things worse, the kid goes to Spencer on Sunday and says, "YOU weren't playing very nice at the game yesturday..." Spencer was so mad. I was too because not only was the kid not being nice, but neither were his parents or Spencer's own Asst. Coach who happens to be friends with the other kid's parents. Spencer's (assistant) coach was cheering for the other kid instead of helping Spencer out either with advice, encouragement or even alerting the ref that the kid wasn't playing fair. Spencer left the game in tears, me too...

This is the one thing that I think will be hardest as a parent. Watching your kids interact with other kids. I think that it is the one thing that is hardest on them too. I'm just sayin'.

7 comments:

Batistas said...

Isn´t motherhood tough sometimes! Lauryn says that no one in her class plays with her because she speaks English. Count down to going home! She said that there is this girl who is the meanest and Lauryn pointed her out to me...I know I shouldn´t say this, but frankly she was fat and ugly! I am so bad! I justify saying that because I wasn´t a thin kid! I would never say that to Lauryn, but is it o.k. to think it to myself?

Heather said...

I'm really not looking forward to this upcoming stage in parenthood. It was hard enough to go through those sorts of things as a kid, but to have to watch your own children deal with it...
Your post made me cry...I was sad and mad at the same time!

Lhone said...

Is it wrong to want to beat the crap out of kids that mess with your kids? I think it would just show them that there is always someone bigger and meaner than they are. Or, tell Melissa's Queen bee that she has ugly fingers, a disproportionately large head, or a mustache...you know, ruin her self esteem for the rest of her life. I'm terrible.

James said...

Bonechilling comments.

Sher said...

There is nothing more heartbreaking the kids being mean to your kids. I hate it. And you feel like you can't do anything because it's a kid.
Anyway, good luck, I hope it works out.

Motherboard said...

That stinks. I'm sorry.

Megan B said...

What do you DO?? I really don't know. I guess we ALL had to go through tough times like these with MEAN friends and all...and we turned out all right. It just really sucks to watch it happening to them and sit back and do nothing...especially when you want to beat the crap out of the bully!