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~ Thanks Brenda!




Thursday, August 28, 2008

Older kids at the park......

Okay, so I know older kids can go to the park.... and I know older BOYS are more likely to be running around calling each other names, but do they have to call MY son a name? ....

The kids and I went to a local park today to get some fresh air & burn off some energy before nap time. My son who is ONLY 3 1/2 saw these older boys (about 7-9 yrs old) playing and chasing each other. I could tell my son, wanted to join in with the BIG kids.

I sat on the bench quietly w/the baby, and watched from my seat. - My 2 1/2 yr old daughter didn't journey far off from me, which is normal, she usually stays close by.

So, I am watching, and I see my son sort of follow the older kids. As if he was part of the play, but not really involved. When one of the older boys figures out that my son is following them, and yells out (and points his finger at him!) "HEY - YOU ARE A BABY -- BOOBOO".

(sigh)

My son turns around and looks at me with the most humiliated look on his face, and says in frustration "Momma, that was really mean!". ...... "I know honey, it was!" I said.

So of course the super natural powers of my deceased Italian mother comes through, and I follow the older boys through the park., when I see the boy who yelled at my son, go through the slide.... (that's it! --I've got him now! I think to myself) when I stand at the bottom of the slide, my son & daughter next to me, and I am holding the babe .... I surprised this older boy as his feet come shooting out the slide and his face looks up at me in shock - I say:

"YOU DON'T EVER CALL ANYONE NAMES!"
(pause)
"NOW SAY YOUR SORRY TO HIM"

A little voice (much nicer then the one he used when he was name calling) says "sorry".

I might be considered a bit crazy... and a bit ridiculous. I know.... I know....

And yes, I do understand that he will go through many more times in his childhood, where I won't be there to defend him, but he is ONLY 3 1/2 and I can still take care of my baby boy! xooxox

ps - As I was leaving the park, the older boys were yelling at each other in swears! Using the F word so casually. As the moms sit on the bench paying no attention to it. I am all for having some free time to chat w/other moms, and let the kids play , but COME ON, there are times when you need to step in as a parent and teach our children RIGHT from WRONG.

This just is another page in my book of learning how to raise a boy.????? I really have NO idea what the heck I am doing! .................... oh what obstacles I have ahead of me!

3 comments:

JenniBeanV said...

Little punks! I am glad you said something to them!

Laurie said...

Girl, I would have been right there with you as they came down the slide... Parents amaze me! I can't believe she was allowing them to swear that young and at a park... GODD FOR YOU!!!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Sigh. My mother's heart goes out to you. Big boys once called my baby girl, "Dinkus Honk Baby." I don't know where that came from, but we have always remembered it and joked about it. She is still my dinkus honk baby, and she'll be 22 in a few days! Your story is one more illustration of that saying, "Once you have a baby, your heart goes walking around outside your body." Hang in there.