We spent this past weekend away at a hockey tournament at the gorgeous Nottawasaga Inn. There is a play structure just outside the arena that Cuyler and Eva spent some time at. I sat on the grass basking in the hot sun watching them play. A little girl approached Eva and asked what was on her neck. I didn’t hear Eva’s reply but she didn’t seem bothered.
My stomach dropped and I wanted to shout over to her “Shut your yap-hole, you little twerp! She’s a hundred times prettier than you!!!”
What should I do? Should I confront the girl when she gets off the ride and let her know what she said could be hurtful? What if she denies it?
Should I wait and find her parent and “tell on her”?
Do I do nothing?
How do I make this a teachable moment? How do I do it when I’m this fired up? How do I speak reasonably to her or her mother when I all want to do is either scream or cry?
I had never heard that response before. She said some big girls at a camp she was in called it a baby-rash and she liked it.
She asked if it would be gone when she was in high school. I told her it would be. She asked “What about the holes?”
I mistakenly told her that “the doctor will get rid of them”. I have always said that “the doctor will fix them”