First grade has been going well for Abby. Several of her kindergarten classmates are in her class this year, and she really likes her teacher. She has had a boyfriend since the second week of school. His name is Cody. She said that one day in the library she said out loud, "I wish I had a boyfriend". Cody responded, "I'll be your boyfriend." They've been together ever since. She said that he's small and some kids make fun of him. One day she was sitting and talking to her father and I. She made a statement about how she wants Cody to feel good about himself and not be upset about other kids saying he's too little. She said he should know he's special too. Well, of course that brought tears to my eyes. She can be such a sweet girl.
A couple of days later she told me I'm the worst mom in the world and she's moving to California. You gotta love living with a 6 year old.
A couple of days ago I was getting her cold gel pack out of her lunch bag from the day before. It was dirty and the foil covering was torn off so I asked her what in the world happened to it. She looked at me very seriously and said, "You're not going to like this". She proceeded to tell me what happened. They go to the playground directly after lunch and so she takes her lunch bag with her. Another girl got ahold of her cold pack and torn off the paper and threw it on the ground and in the trash. Abby had to get an adult to help her get it and he scolded the other girl. Abby said that when he walked away this other girl punched Abby in the chest with her fist. Up until this part of the story I wasn't too concerned. There is always going to be kids that like to tease others and Abby needs to learn how to deal with people like that. I'm not the type of parent to run to help her with every problem. It's a different story if someone physically hurts either of my girls. I immediately felt the urge to go find this girl and tell her how unacceptable this behavior is. My husband of course had a few other choice words for her and of course told Abby to hit back next time. Abby wouldn't do that and didn't even tell the teacher because she doesn't want to be a tattle tale. I explained to her that if someone physically hurts her she needs to tell her teacher. I emailed Abby's teacher. This girl isn't in her class, so she found out who the other teacher is, and she is going to talk to the girl and her parents. I hope the girl doesn't give Abby a hard time about that.
This is the first year that Abby doesn't want to be some kind of princess for Halloween. She wants to go the scary route this year. Well at least I have baby Ava to dress up how I want. The Disney Store is offering free shipping on costumes until September 21st. Just use promo code TREAT when checking out.