Thursday, 24 June 2010

The Bug is Back

Or it is at the moment.

As the kids were let out of school half an hour early for the England football match, Marion went to play out on her bike. Two of the kids were also on their bikes and she went to go and play with them and they started being nasty to her, calling her names, telling her that her bike was childish and rubbish and then her friend Megan ended up being called names by them too. I did tell them both to ignore them and just stay away, afterall bullies want the attention.

Then Megan left to go ice skating and Marion to Activ8 and she went on her bike. When I returned, Alex and Jasmine saw me, but didn't realise Marion wasn't with me and they both yelled "quick, let's get out of here before she sees". When I got to the front door I noticed an A4 sheet of paper hanging out the letterbox. They'd drawn a no entry sign and put Marion's & Megan's names inside it; to the right of that they'd put "you are suckers" and then underneath all of that "you are not aloud on the drive". Of course the pair of them had gone hiding into their houses.

While Marion was at Activ8 I went to look for a new needle and found a chart I thought I'd got rid of and I just decided that would be small enough to get my teeth into, to get me back into stitching.

When we came back from Activ8, Jasmine and Alex were back out playing, so I said something to them about expecting better from them and that I didn't appreciate the note I'd found, Jasmine stopped to listen to me, but Alex just had a stupid grin on his face and carried on riding his bike, she strongly denied having anything to do with it, but I'm sure she egged him on because she's that kind of girl (all sweetness and light, but with a mean nasty streak) as she'd said earlier on that nobody else was allowed to play on the street, only her and Alex. It doesn't matter who wrote it, I didn't appreciate it and I made sure they both knew that their parents would be informed if they did anything like it again.

Megan's Mum was none too pleased either, but we told the girls to be the bigger person, ignore them and just stay away from them when they're playing together.

I looked through my fabric and came across this one from Dyeing4U (it's a great shame they're not still around) called Innocence. I'm using a hand dyed thread, but there was no name or colour on the label. So this is as far as I've got - anyone got any ideas as to the chart design?


  1. Having been bullied myself when I was young I can tell you the hardest thing in the world to do is "just ignore them" and hearing it from an adult is equally frustrating when there's little you can do to avoid these kind of kids sometimes. Especially when they're at your school, school yard, neighbourhood, or park.

    Lovely little start.

  2. My kids were bullied through-out school, and my boyfriend's daughter, who just finished grade One, is being bullied... and it is so frustrating! Just before school ended, a little girl went into her backpack, took out her "Skip-It" and intentionally broke it. This is a Dollar Store item.. nothing to be jealous about... What is going through these kids heads to act like that!?! As a parent you want to protect your child, and it is so hard to find out about the stuff that goes on at school after the fact. I am really glad you confronted those kids!


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