Saturday, September 27, 2008

School pictures and bullying

Elise's school pictures were sent home last week. I think they look cute, but she threw a major fit when she saw them. Can you guess why? Look closely.....

...any guesses?


Answer - She wasn't wearing a necklace (and it was all my fault for forgetting...keep in mind I barely remember to slip earrings in my ear lobes on a daily basis, let alone any other jewelry!)

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And for the bullying part of the post. Let me warn you that this involves some venting on my part...but I need some advise from those who have been there, done that.....

Carson is experiencing some bullying. Involving our next door neighbor and parents who are more interested in placing blame than getting to the root of the problem. I won't go into all the details, but I'm beyond frustrated with this drama. Anyone dealt with bullies yet? How did you help your child deal with the situation?

6 comments:

Tammie said...

Oh no! A fashion faux pas ! No necklace? How could you Gretchen?

;-)

While I haven't had an issue with bullying, Erin is dealing with a classmate who has been a close friend for years turning mean. I wish I had an answer 'cause his mother doesn't know what to do with him anymore. She's upset that he is hurting Erin.

Let me know when you have the answer!

Vivian M said...

I love her school picture and think she looks just perfect!
Sorry to hear about the bully and his clueless parents. I hope you find a way to work through this with them in a positive way.

Sandra said...

I think Elise looks lovely in her picture; necklace or no necklace ;-)

As far as bullying - I have no answers, but as a mother I am always worried about my child being bullied :-(

Beverly said...

well a necklace would have looked very nice. she is still very beautiful though.

The Morris Family said...

Elise is such a pretty young lady-and the picture is great! Though I think I understand her penchant for accessories- we have one at 2.5 who already insists on accessorizing no matter the occasion!
Sorry to hear about the bullying- it is the product of our society, I am afraid, the kids who are bullies are mimicking what they have learned at home.

Super Mommy said...

Bad, bad mommy - how could you forget Elise's necklace? Don't you know all Princesses wear necklaces when they are photographed??

Sorry about the bullying - I have no advice but please share what you find out. I don't think any kid is immune to bullying.