Saturday, August 25, 2007

Momma Bear

(My sweet K-Man)

We were at Chick-Fil-A the other night to eat and let my adorable husband get the chance to see the boys in action in the play area. Everything was going good. The K-Man had found a "friend" his age to play with and Little Bit was crawling around everywhere! However, after a little while I noticed K. had gone up to the top and had not come down. So as a good mother...I wait with my eyes glued to the bottom of the slide. Hmmm. No K-Man. I motion to my husband who was in the play area with B. to check on K. Finally, my husband gets K-Man to come down. To make the story move a bit faster...We find out a mean, stinky, bully of a boy had told K., "I'm going to bust your nose!". WHAT??!!

As my adorable husband put K. on his lap he starts to explain that he needs to tell boys like that to be nice AND he shouldn't be afraid that the boy was just talking mean...Yada Yada Yada! All good stuff, but I was thinking, My poor baby...He was scared. Where is that little snot? I want to give him a little talking to! Where is his Mom? I need to talk to her too! Don't parents these days talk to their kids about being nice? What is this world coming to? I then calmly tell K. that if ANYONE talks to him that way, "you come tell ME!"

Finally, my Momma Bear instinct calmed down and my claws relaxed, but it took a couple of minutes. This was my first (and I know not last) experience with a bully bothering one of my boys! K. was scared by this "big" kid. He had never been talked to that way. It just broke my heart.

BUT, I have to finish the story by saying that while my adorable husband was trying to teach my 3 year old a life lesson at this teachable moment, K kept looking around asking about the MAYO packets and straws he had stuffed in his pockets. *Sigh*


BriteCloud said...

Oh Lacie, I know how much that hurts. Both you and K. He will probably get over it long before you do.

I've had lots of dealings with my boys being bullied and it just breaks my heart. And sometimes the parents don't want to listen or stop their child.

It may not be the last time it happens, but he has a wonderful family to come home to for reassurance.

Blessings, Rhonda

Holly said...

Grrrr!!! I'm so sorry about the meanie incident!! I know it was scary for K. and y'all. Every time we have to explain something about the world that isn't so nice, it just chips a little away at their trust and feelings--and that hurts us too.

Thank goodness for y'all and of course mayo packets and straws!! :)

Laurie said...

Poor little guy. I'm glad your hubby was there and you didn't have to deal with it on your own. Those situations are always tough.

Heather said...

I'm sorry...I always hate when there are bullies. Poor K-man! Tell him next time to do what Neena tells our kids....just put a pop knot on 'em. HA HA

Love yall!

Lynn said...

OH I could tell you about bullies! I went to a great conference one time on bullies in the school system and I DO NOT LIKE bullies. I will put a pop know on them too. Just ask Reid.

Shaka said...

no fun! i am not good at seeing kids be mean to my kids. i know in my head they are just kids but i can't help going over and telling them to knock it off. i did this at the park one day and my oldest was upset at me for it! i do need to learn to control it. i know i'm not much help but i don't think it will ever be easier. i justify it by the fact that their parents are nowhere to be found! someone has to step in right!?

maria said...

I hate that those things happen--that makes me so mad! At the same time, I am so glad that K. has such wonderful Christian parents that can teach him how to handle those situations the RIGHT way! Maybe K. can be a light someday to the boy who said those mean things to him! K. is such a sweet, dear boy--it is kinda funny about how he's back to looking for his mayo packet (he surely bounces back quickly, doesn't he?:)