Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I'd met my friend for a morning yoga class and she'd handed me the irresistible, ridiculously girly bathing suit.
As if in intentional rebellion, Nene's the epitome of girly girly. She wants everything pink, everything princess, and everything pretty.
Once handed to her, she commenced bouncing on the sofa chair, "to the pool! to the pool!"
So off we went.
So, I was hanging out on a beach chair, getting my coconut oil tan on, when Kaio runs over, frantically upset, "He told me to go away! Go tell him not to say that to me!"
Kaio started tugging at me, almost crying. I hesitated. What should I do? Should I go get all mama bear on someone else's kid or should I minimize my son's feelings and reaction?
I went with him and told the boy, "that is not a very nice thing to say to someone."
To which the little brat looked at us and shouted, "Go away."
Kaio erupted. Pleading with me to do something.
The kid went over to his mom. Kaio started tugging me to hound him, "He can't say go away to me. That's not nice. Go tell him not to say go away to me."
I really did not want to go over to his mom and tell her that her son was rude to my son. But maybe that's what I should have done? I don't know! I'm very non-confrontational, as you can tell. I don't want to break Kaio's sense of justice in the world. But I don't want to raise issue with another mom over, "go away."
I explained to Kaio it was not nice, and it was an awful thing to say. Then, a soccer ball toy distracted him for a second... until another kid came and stole that toy from him! The predicament continued! That sent him over the edge and he cried.
Drama! It's the way of the world. We better all get used to it.
What should I have done?