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Friday, May 9, 2008

Mean Girls

Last night Ella heard the neighbor kids outside bouncing a ball around. She darted out and went over to talk to them. I stepped outside and listened for a minute. I peered around and saw the little girl she was talking to -who was about 5 inches shorter, but obvioulsy older -maybe four or five. She said "we don't want to play with you, why did you even come over here?". I was taken aback. It takes EVERYTHING a mom has to not let that mamma-bear out and let that little girl have a piece of your mind. I did keep in mind however, that it wasn't my backyard, and simply called Ella back to come inside. She didn't really understand what happened, and still wanted to go play. I don't want her to understand. Ella has such a big heart. She loves all kids, and accepts people as they are. She'll throw her tantrums, but I've never heard something so mean come out of her mouth. I've been stewing about this -and Lance doesn't want her to play with those girls at all now. After a while, I took Ella's little face in my hands, and told her how lucky the kids are who will be her friends someday.

4 comments:

Kitty said...

Ah, mean girls. It starts so young. It's good that Ella doesn't understand yet. Eventually she'll come to understand that mean girls suck and she'll steer clear.

Rachael said...

Oh! That breaks my heart! I think you handled it perfectly... Sweet Lala!

MamaJB said...

That is so sad! I totally understand the urge you had to march over there and tell that little brat that she is the one missing out! It's probably best for Miss Ella that you were able to refrain! I'm glad you told Ella how fabulous she is!

Fronk Family said...

Oh, sweet Ella. They seem to get meaner at younger ages. She is such a sweetheart. Thanks to her awesome parents she will always be sweet.