Tuesday, August 07, 2007

I'm a scared mommy

Yesterday, when Megan got off the bus, I asked her if she liked it, and she said, "Yes, but these two little boys picked on me." My heart just sank. She was so excited to ride the bus, and here she is getting picked on the first day. I said, "Well, maybe you shouldn't ride the bus." She said, "Mom, it's ok. I told the bus driver and he moved them. I still want to ride tomorrow." She's so brave. Much braver than I am. I just hate the thought of my child being picked on. I know she's bound to experience it at one time or another and I can't protect her from everything, but I'm sending her to school to LEARN, not be teased. I guess that may be part of the learning process, though, learning how to deal with it. I told her today to sit close to the bus driver and tell him if there's a problem. I won't let it get out of hand--I refuse!

It happened when I was little too. I just never understood why some kids do that. I never picked on anyone. I will raise my kids to never do that either. There's no excuse for it at all. Just bad manners and bad child-rearing.


Cheryl (the concerned aunt) said...

That just makes me sad for her and mad. We were never allowed to pick on other people. It was considered rude and hurtful. We were raised this way. These parents need to teach their children a thing or two. I guess I just get upset because some parents teach their children no morals and no manners for anything. Then you have well you and Bryan that drill it in their brain.

Sorry, this is just the aunt coming out in me, I guess. But if they don't leave her alone get on that bus and find out the parents names or something and call them. O.K. I'm done.

Misty said...

I know we went through it when we were younger, but it just bothers me to send her to school with kids who have such bad manners and actions. I know I can't shelter her forever, but it's like I'm throwing her to the wolves.