Constant drama. Lord, how tired of it I am! I am way too old to put up with this silliness, honestly. A whole lot of it is just ridiculous, you know? The stuff that, at 50, you know doesn’t really matter. However, the latest trauma happened just yesterday, and it’s a little harder to deal with – a school friend asked to hang out with her, then later told Kiki that her mom said “no” because the mom (a teacher at the school) doesn’t like her daughter to hang out with mine because mine is too “crazy” and she doesn’t like how her daughter behaves around mine. Wow. Wow. How do you react to that? Seriously?! I mean, yeah, Kiki is crazy – in a fun, laughable way. Yes, she’s goofy and somewhat annoying I suppose, if you’re not into fun. She’s a great, sweet, reasonably well-behaved kid. This just blows me away. Or, not really, when I consider the source. This mom – this teacher – is someone who seems about as un-fun as they come. We have been in the same, tiny little school for the whole 8 years, and she still barely acknowledges me when I walk by. She’s never been Kiki’s teacher (she teaches high school math) but still… my kid has never been in any kind of trouble at the school – or anywhere (besides home!). I can’t believe she wouldn’t allow her kid to hang with mine. Could the story have not been taken quite straight? I know kids have a way of misunderstanding – or not really listening – when we talk with them. This friend of Kiki’s has gotten into a little trouble (very minor) hanging out with other kids at the school after hours… could that have been the intent? Kiki swears her friend said this, word for word. She’s upset, of course. So what do I do? Do I talk to the mom? (Please say no. I am kind of afraid of her!) Do we just let it go?
I really miss the toddler days, when I could fix any problem she had with a band-aid, a needle and thread, or a kiss. sigh