Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Sheesh, I got a little scoldy with those spammers, didn't I? I guess vomiting all night can make a girl a little cranky. Now I feel kind of bad for those poor dog-coat-makers. I hope they find the perfect audience for their wares (if the guy who invented Neuticles can, I'm sure they'll do fine. Just not on my turf.) As guilty as I feel, though, I do need to find a way to get in touch with my inner crank--my daughter is dealing with some ultra mean mean girls at school (she came home today saying it was the worst day of her life) and I'm trying to figure out the best way to deal with it. I don't want to turn mean in the process, myself, and I don't want my daughter to turn mean in the process, either; I just want to figure out how to help turn the situation around. I want to do this in a peaceful way, but I have a feeling it will require a bit more assertiveness than I am usually comfortable with--I can be all ballsy (neuticles-y?) in my writing, but in my life, I tend to shrink away from confrontation. Wish us luck...

2 comments:

Damian McNicholl said...

Good luck to you and your daughter, Gayle. Bullies have to be vanquished...no room for it, ever. Let us know what transpires.

gayle said...

Thanks so much, Damian. It's such a confusing situation. We're looking into several options, including changing schools (not that I advocate running away from problems. But a fresh start may be the best way to go; the kids in this class are so deeply entrenched in their classroom roles--and they've been in the same class together for 5 years now. It might be nice for my daughter to have a change of scenery.) I'll keep you posted...