Yesterday did not end without incidents! Son was at the playground playing for some time. All the kids group up there and play well together. Or so I thought. Against my better judgement, I have let son go to the playground without me the last few times. One little girl told him that she was going to dislocate his shoulder and break his arm if he didn’t go away. He came to me and told me what was going on. Hubby was involved in a final test for his class and couldn’t get involved. This type of talk is unacceptable to me and I will not let another child tell any child that!
I went to the playground to find out what was going on. Another little girl moved in about 3 weeks ago and likes to have all the attention. We will call her “S”. Son has been playing with the first little girl who moved in at the same time we did. We will call her “D”. When S moved in, she automatically wanted to play with D, but nobody else. Son wants to play with everyone and just wants to be friends. So S told him yesterday to just go away. He was trying to play with her, D and the other boys at the playground. The more the merrier, right?
Obviously not! What I found out is that S has anger issues and is on medication for her issues. Her dad came out too and I talked to him for a while. It seems that S doesn’t like to share friends. With this, she has talked D into not playing with anyone else other than her. I pulled D aside to talk with her about 10 minutes later and she moved over to the picnic table and went, “Yeah?” I told her that first of all I am an adult and she will not address me that way. It is yes ma’am and not yeah! Second, we all live here and we all need to get along. I talked with her for a few minutes and the looks that came off of that childs face told me that even though she talks going to church, she is not taught manners or chooses not to use them. Totally unacceptable. I told her before I left that she wouldn’t need to worry about my son playing with her again because I do not care for her behaviors and he will not be allowed to play with her.
I am just OVER parents not parenting their children or making excuses for them or thinking it is all the other kid! I know my child is just that – a child! He is going to push buttons and do everything he can to get away with whatever he can. That is a kid being a kid. Don’t blame him for something that your child may have done and don’t think that yours has no issues. I want to stress also, I am by no means the best parent either! But at least I try. Sorry, I’m on a soapbox about how some people choose to non-parent their kids. With that being said, my child is not perfect and we don’t pretend he is. D and S may not be getting the parental guidance they need, and I just need to get over that.
On another note, we have decided to start teaching son some life skills he will need. Today, he learned how to make scrambled eggs. Of course, he had the supervision of mom!! He completed cooking the eggs for us, we divided them between the three of us and man-oh-man were they good!
His eye is looking sooo much better!! I sure do love him. Have a fantastic day!! We are doing our homeschool now.
The Perpetual Campers