Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Who made up that rule?

The one that says you should pick on someone your own size?

My 7 year old has been coming home from school sad the last few days.  He is normally such a happy child, glass half full kind of kid.  

Apparently some harlet at school has started telling everyone that he failed Kindergarden and that is why he is 7 when most kids in first grade are still 6. It's all but impossible to reason with a crying 7 year old using words like "cut off" and "school district".  

For the first time ever he even asked to stay home from school, begging to at least not have to go back to the same after school care.  It seems her prime pick on time is while they are waiting for the daycare bus to pick them up.  

I think it's probably wrong of me to want to go shake some sense into her.  I mean, I teach my boys that violence is never the answer.  She is picking on my baby though.  AND SHE MADE HIM CRY!  I should feel bad for not liking this child I've never met.  But I don't.

I should pick on someone my own size.  Or maybe turn the other cheek like I tell him to do.  Who came up with the rule that its ok to pick on someone if they are the same size as you anyway??


Azrood said...

Poor guy. It is pretty amazing how that motherly instinct kicks in whenever one of your babies is picked on. We went through something similar with our dd when she was 4 with older kids picking on her and I just wanted to snap their little heads off after watching her cry herself to sleep. Fortunately, our situation quickly resolved itself, but my heart still breaks whenever I think back on it.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Poor kid. Has he told the teacher or other adult in charge that she is doing it? They could intervene & explain

Rebecca Lynn said...

Poor baby!! We had a problem last year!! I ended up going to the school!! It got handle really fast and have not had a problem since!!

Rachel@just another day in paradise said...

I was pretty much the oldest in my class. I always looked at it like I would get to drive first, etc., which helped.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and yes, if a bundle of money dropped in my lap, a little fat sucking here and there would not be frowned upon!

Lena said...

aww, that stinks :(

I'm sorry you're having to deal with that!