It's always been known that children can be cruel, but every instance that I come across, still affects me. It did with my girls when they were young, and it does now with my grandchildren!
I can still remember when Eli was three and I took him to the local park. He went up the steps of the small slide, and three little girls were there. They said to him, in quite a nasty way, "you're not going down the slide." I tried to keep my voice friendly, when I asked them to please let the little boy go down the slide!
It's strange, but, in my experience, it is usually little girls that cause the problem, and not little boys. Ruby told me last week that a little girl at pre-school was being nasty to her, and saying horrible things. Then a couple of days ago, just before she was going to bed, Ruby asked her mummy and daddy if her legs were fat. Apparently, this same little girl had told her that she had fat legs! I ask you, they are only three years old.
Last Saturday, Ruby was due to go to her very first little birthday party, and my daughter said that she was SO excited. Obviously, she has seen Eli go off to lots of birthday parties. Now it was her turn! She was so thrilled with her little party dress.
Anyway, when she was at the party, this same
horrible little brat little girl pushed Ruby over three times. My daughter said that her mum was there and didn't say a word. I ask you! I asked Alison if she had cried, and she said "no, but her little lip trembled!"
We all know that children have to get used to this, but it does seem very young, at three years old, to have to learn this sort of lesson. My daughter said that she never had this problem with Eli, so perhaps it does only happens with little girls!!
We always tell them to be kind to everyone, but it's very difficult when certain little ones can be downright nasty.
Bye for now my friends.