Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The small things that are actually big things

As I was putting Squiggles to bed last night, she was cranky and acting up. I asked her if something was bothering her or if anything had happened at school to upset her. She nodded tearfully and said that her friend had told everyone that she had said something that was not right. Apparently the teacher said recess was for 10mins and her friends thought S said it was for 10 hours and started telling everyone. So, S wasn't happy that she was saying this when she had not said that recess was for 10 hours.

This had been playing on her mind all evening and she was upset about it. DD and I tried explaining to her that sometimes people say silly things and she should ignore it. Or, alternatively she should fight back and tell them they were being silly. But none of the numerous approaches we outlines were making sense to her.

Ultimately, I think DD lost patience and told her to get over it and go to bed.

Something that innocuous could cause so much distress... who knew?

1 comment:

#favoritemaasiever said...

Aww! School Drama is so annoying. I remember there was this girl (rakiya jamila) in my Pre-K class, who told the teacher I said the "F-word." To be completely honest, I didn't know what that stood for till I was about 10. Needless to say I was reprimanded by my teacher and parents for something I did not do. I was super sad and did not appreciate being told, "I should not lie, I should admit what I did." (angry face to that teacher-Mrs. Fullerton)
I think I was upset no one believed me. (Especially at school!!) I get where she's coming from! Strong girl for not crying immediately. Big hugs and kisses from me.