November 17, 2010
Someone at school says mean things to her. She says "I am not that way! You are wrong!"
Someone at school writes a mean note. She says, "That made me feel sad. But I'm not fat. Actually, I'm quite skinny. I'm not ugly. I'm pretty cute. I'm not mean. I can be bossy. But not mean."
I say, "You are slightly above average in regards to your height. So technically, you could be considered big for your age."
She says, "I suppose you're right!"
And I'm so proud of the kids in her class.
One says, "She is nice and pretty. Whoever wrote that note is wrong."
A Quiet One says, "Here is my phone number. Let's play this Saturday."
A Boy says to a girl, "You have the same color paper! I think you wrote that note!"
Mermaid says, "Please don't argue about the note. It doesn't bother me anymore."
I spent today worrying about Mermaid. But I won't anymore. At least, not about this. She is a Mermaid in the middle of a cornfield. But she can swim anywhere.