Monday, March 28, 2011

Mean Girls in Kindergarten

Yes. Believe it or not, there are mean girls in kindergarten. We are talking smaller versions of the ones from the bad Lindsey Lohan movie a few years back. In my daughter’s class there just seems to be one at the moment, but I’m sure she’ll have a whole heard of look-a-like trash talking friends soon enough.

So, you are probably starting off thinking “good grief what happened?” Well, believe it or not, this isn’t a post about a terrible day at school (although I seriously want to chew out the other mother) – its more about my daughter’s morals and how proud I am of her.

It all started back around the beginning of the year, but more and more things are coming up all the time. Here is one from back in the fall... 

One morning I was helping K get ready for school and brought a whole handful of hair clips into her bathroom from the bottom of her back pack. I asked why her clips have been in her bag every day for about a week when she came home and she said that this one girl had told her that only the coolest girl in the class could wear sparkle clips, pony clips, Halloween clips, etc each day. All I could do is say, “REALLY?!?”

Then K proceeds to tell me that after the other girl said sparkly clips the first day, she decided to wear pony clips the next day, and so the girl said the same thing about pony tails, and so on for "lots of days." Then – here it comes – she said that she decided "this is really silly," so she told the other girl that, “the funnest girls wear what they want in their hair.”

I will save you the rest of the story at this point, but will tell you I’m proud of my daughter. We talked about how real friends don’t tell you what you should or should not wear, and that good manners make good friends. K informed me that she told the other girl that “good manners make good friends,” but the brat other child didn’t know what that meant and before she could explain it the teacher told them to stop talking.

Good job K! Its hard to believe you’re so big already and making such good decisions. I’m so very proud of you. Now if only the other mom could learn - Good Manners Make Good Friends.

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