I would smack some little twits that go to school with Lexi! As many of you with daughters might know girls can be quite catty and cliquey and this has been no stranger to our house since Lexi was very little. While I don't pretend that my children are angels and have never been unkind, I will say that there are some little girls that Lexi has been going to school with since Kindergarten that there is no secret among other Mom's that these girls are in need of a good smacking!! Yesterday brought me to the edge of wanting to bust them in their grills and realizing that they are little children who will act that way the rest of their lives and me slapping them wouldn't change a darn thing, well except I would be in hand cuffs and on the 5 o'clock news!!
These are the type of girls that have decided that Lexi is not" cool enough" to hang out with them, they exclude her from all of their "coolness" unless they need something from her. For example one afternoon it was raining pretty hard by the time school let out and twit "A" didn't have an umbrella but Lexi did, suddenly twit "A" was so sweet to Lexi and "would you please walk me to my car so I won't get wet" of course my Lexi wanting to be accepted and being too nice walked her to her car sharing the umbrella. These girls have said some awful things to her over the years, things like "Your belly sticks out too much" "Your glasses make you look nerdy" "That shirt doesn't look good on you" "You can't play with us". Now I have always instructed Lexi to be kind and not be rude back but to just avoid them and play with other girls, and up until a couple years ago that worked. Then the summer of 2007 came and she lost all three of her closest friends in one fail swoop! One was killed in a car accident, one moved across town and the other switched schools. It was a tough thing in it of it's self but then to return to 3rd grade knowing she wouldn't have anyone to hang out with on the play ground she just resorted to hanging out with teachers.
It makes me sad to think of my sweet girl just standing by the teachers on the play ground waiting for the bell to ring. Being up at the school I see these little snots in action and yesterday as I served them their hot dogs for Principals Honor Roll lunch I wanted to shove them up their noses! Not only do they exclude her from hanging out with them but they won't let anyone that they like be nice to Lexi. I pray that Lexi will take the lesson of how important it is to be kind to others because she knows how it feels to have someone be soooo rude and I hope it will make her a stronger person but I know all too well how it feels to be left out by the "Cool" kids and it still makes me a little sad to think back. Lexi will make it through this school year and perhaps we will move away and she won't have to be around them anymore but there will always be the "cool" kids no matter where we go and I just hope she will be able to see her own worth regardless of who wants to be her friend or not!!
I couldn't help post this picture of them, but I wanted to protect their identities!! Little SNOTS!!
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