Thursday, September 29, 2011

The day I tried to drop kick a child...

My older son, Aidan, just started full time pre-k this September.  When entering school there is a choice that every child is faced with.  They can be the bully or the bullied.  Now although I am glad that thus far, my four year old has chosen not to beat kids up on the playground or shake kids out in the block corner for their lunch money, when he came home with a bite mark and bruise on his arm, I gave serious thought to persuading him to join the dark side.  He had a full set of teeth marks imbedded in his beautiful, innocent, ivory epidermus.  As a mother, it is my job to transform into a raging bull when anything happens to my child and so it came as no surprise to anyone when my gut reaction to this was to find whoever did this to him and drop kick them across the classroom.  I walked Aidan to school the next day, determined to seek justice for my injured baby.  Things took a turn when Aidan pointed out the culprit.  The biter wore sparkeling pink shoes, a floral print sundress and a hair bow to match in her curly blonde hair.  Now I was fully prepared to drop kick a child, but I had not foreseen that this child would be a little girl.  That changed this for sure.  I curbed my original instinct when I saw her adorably sweet smile.  "Okay Aidan, if she bothers you today just make sure to tell your teacher," I said as I ushered him into the building.  It wasn't until I was walking home that I realized what had just happened.  Even at the young age of four that little girl knew how to play me!  How many times have I pulled the "but I'm just a girl" card, when trying to get out of trouble.  I flash my sweetest smile and try to look as dumb as possible and magically, I am forgiven!  That little girl is a genius!  It's a tale as old as time!  The evil girl gets off because she's cute!  Well I guess it is good that Aidan is learning this lesson as a young age since he will be dealing with it for the rest of his life.  So I guess really when entering school you have three choices.  You can be the bully, the bullied or the crafty bully.  Choose wisely my children!

1 comment:

  1. hahahaha this is great, and so true. Sad that if it were a little boy you would be ready to tell Aidan to kick his butt, but since it was a girl, we all know not to hit a girl ! nice job Steens !