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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The day a 5 year old became #1 on my sh*t list

Something happened to me for the first time today. I witnessed a kid making fun of my Little Bird. I never thought this would happen to us because we are the cool kids. I mean, we're pretty cool. Plus, thus far, my bird has been around kids who have been pretty cool with her differences: they might ask some questions, but they're generally okay with it all.

So, I walk into the classroom to pick up my girl from school and as soon as she sees me, she shouts, "mommy!!" (so cute, I know). And some kid goes, "ha ha she just said mommy." The teacher says, "yes, [little bird] says lots of words." And the kid goes, "no she doesn't!! she can't talk!" please go back and read that with a snotty, obnoxious five year old boy voice. And the teacher goes, "yes she does, and it's not nice to make fun of our friends." She was pretty cool about it. I, instead, shot fire out of my eyes at this little f*cker made eye contact with the kid letting him know that that was not cool and that he had made a mistake. Big mistake, kid. Huge. 



16 comments:

Penny said...

:(

Anonymous said...

I think the teacher handled it wonderful, and did what she could. Kids are kids, they say what they see. Not to say that he should have said that, no not at all, but he's learning too. Its not easy but unfortunately it happens to all of us.

Kristine said...

I would have f**ked up his Diego lunch box.

doccarrie said...

Painful even to read...much more to witness. Kids are so cruel and we cannot protect our kids at all times. I'm really sorry.

Heather said...

ugh- i had a bad experience with this last year...I didn't know it was possible to be so angry towards a child.....but unfortunately I guess they are just calling it like they see it at that point...they dont' often do it a polite manner....

i have so many posts to write about our recent trip, but wait for the one about an ADULT mocking Brian in the airport!!!!

Lynn said...

Oh I am so going to be spending many nights in jail over just a situation like this. God, I would have wanted to rip him limb from little skinny breakable limb. What a little shit. I wish I were as oblivious as Audrey sometimes...

Penny said...

Three little girls at SUNDAY SCHOOL exchanged looks, giggles, and moved far away TOGETHER as my Little Bit sat down beside one of them one Sunday. (They were all 9 or 10 years old.) Took all my strength not to bang their three heads together until they were all bloody. Yes, I had that awful thought at church. Not proud of myself. The rage was incredible. We don't go to that church any more.

Anonymous said...

As a teacher, I practically did shoot fire out of my eyes for kids making fun of other kids. Didn't matter if the kid was special needs or not. Making fun of others was SO not ok in my classroom!! I totally would have done the same as you. Sam started kinder three days ago and I am dreading him being made fun of, criticized (already happened by a parent of an child in previous daycare) and picked on (happened on more than one occasion in daycare/preschool). Hang in there and keep on keepin' on! xoxo
Jenn G

sherri said...

SOOOOOO painful and infuriating to watch someone be mean to my kids, I get so pissed when it happens. I feel your angst. That mean kid is a real turd, what an a-hole.

Kathy said...

It sounds from all the comments like that 5 year old just became #1on more than just your sh*t list. Don't let us near that kid.

tulpen said...

Kids are such ass holes.

I wish I knew a voodoo curse to give him a severe stutter. No. Tourette's. The swearing kind.

Anonymous said...

OMG...lemme know and my kid will take him out for Brodie! Krista

Anonymous said...

OMG...just say the word and my kid will take him out for Brodie! Krista

Victoria Strong said...

Ugh. Hugs. That is not cool and that is not fun. Glad there was a decent teacher to at least address it. But... well... I know.

Dani G said...

Thanks for the support, everyone. But, really, this is probably just the first time. Of course, there will be others. That's the nature of the world and life with someone who is different.

The good news is that my self-esteem isn't harmed and I can pass that on to my bird. We are the cool kids. We've got something (pride) that cannot be taken away, only given away; and I'm holding on tight.

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

Awww, kids can be so unnice to each other! :( I don't know how that happens. I remember some kids being so mean and me trying to smooth things over post-meanness, like lessen the blow for the kid who was being picked on. So not all kids are mean... but this one deserves a good talking to. That's for sure!

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