Sunday, April 25, 2010
"How do you know? Did he hear them?"
"No, but I saw them pointing and laughing."
Me: giving the laughing child the benefit of the doubt, "maybe they were smiling at him for other reasons."
Brook: "No, it was his ears."
With flames in my eyes (a mother's natural reaction) I tell her, "You need to tell the teacher monitoring the lunchroom that! Don't let someone sit there and point and laugh at him!"
"I did, I said that girl was smiling at Gage and Mrs. M said maybe they were being friendly." But Brook knew better.
We talked about how it was not nice to run and tell a person that they are being made fun of, that accomplishes nothing more than hurting their feelings. I explained to her that she didn't give the teacher all of the information. I know how the bus can be as well. That bus driver will do nothing. I don't make my kids ride it unless it is a necessity! However, my kids, average ears or not, need to learn to show appropriate reactions, stand up for themselves and each other, just like we all had to do. And all I'm saying is....you don't want to mess with this....