Thursday, January 10, 2013

Three Things Thursday ...

Bully - Dizzle and Doodle's school is really into their anti-bullying campaign. Now, don't get me wrong, I don't want to see anyone get bullied, but I don't necessarily thing shoving "Let's all be friends!" down their throats is 100% effective either. Also, my children are kind of young (and naive) and I don't think they or their peers truly understand the difference between a bully and someone who just doesn't like you.

Case in point, in the past week, both J and I heard a little girl say that "Doodle was her bully." (Doodle says this child says this almost every day.) This kind of threw me for a loop. I know that Doodle isn't particularly fond of this person. And I am aware that on more than one occasion, Doodle has stood up to this child when others wouldn't.

Does this make Doodle a bully? No. But, not being at school to see my behavior myself, I needed some insight as to whether or not my child was doing things unbecoming of her character.

So, I asked their teacher if she had witnessed any bully-like behavior from Doodle. She told me absolutely not, but that Doodle doesn't cave into the other child like many of her classmates have been known to do. She believes that the other child just doesn't know the proper use of the word bully.

I was relieved that my Doodle is behaving like my Doodle and not some demon-spawn, but I really am not chill with other people hearing that my child is someone's bully - especially since it's not true. It really makes me wish there was some sort of manual for this whole parenting thing.

Shoulder - For the past two weeks or so, my shoulder has hated me. For some odd reason, it didn't like the 4,000 push ups and pull ups I did at CrossFit and has been fighting me ever since. The really weird thing is, it doesn't bother me at all when I work out, but instead, I will get this random (and intense) burning sensation right where my clavicle separated from my shoulder joint. I'm guessing that it's because my shoulder is held together by scar tissue that doesn't like to be messed with. Who knows? Either way, it's like a daily reminder whispering in my ear ...

"Don't forget you crashed your bike ..."

Which only makes me more scared to ride my bike. It's such an evil cycle ...

Crack - I am now confident that Cinnamon Chex are not, in fact, coated with cinnamon sugar, but rather Crack, which would explain why my hand keeps finding it's way into the open box in the pantry. I mean, it's totally not my complete lack of self control or anything ...

7 comments:

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

Devil spawn, Evil cycle, and Crack Chex. Nice way to round out the week!

Obviously as a trainer, I have to say be careful with that shoulder. If it feels better when used, it's just soft tissue and as you said, probably the scar tissue. We don't want that to get in the way of the Iron title!

...maybe more Chex will cover up the pain.

Wymberley Pfalmer said...

Check out the great videos on Mobility WOD to maybe losen up all the tissue pulling on that clavicle.

XLMIC said...

We all have our crack...mine is the hershey's candy-coated chocolate eggs that are like huge m&m's filled with hershey's chocolate. They are only out at Easter. I'm vibrating with anticipation already.

The bullying thing...I wouldn't sweat it. The teacher knows and that's what's important. Your daughter knows she isn't a bully. Sounds like that kid is just kind of a manipulative brat...which some kids are. You don't need a manual...you have solid intuition and good detective skills :)

Kortni said...

Love that your posts often offer something to ponder and something to laugh about as well! Hope your shoulder gets better.

Pam said...

I was having the bully conversation with a friend a few days ago. Her little boy goes to school with this really obnoxious little brat that nobody likes to play with, and the kid has found that if he just goes to his teacher and says "so-and-so is bullying me!" the teacher makes the kids include him in whatever they're doing. It's such bullshit that the teacher is only enabling him. He's learned now that all he has to do is cry bully and he gets his way.

Colleen said...

Your girls are amazing young ladies and I love knowing that they stand up to the other kids. It's a shame that this is viewed as bullying instead of knowing what's right. As always, kudos to you momma for showing them how to be a strong girl!

Mmmmm... chex sounds really good right now.

Cat B. said...

So true about the bullying thing. It's become this generation's 'catch-phrase'. If it becomes so common it will no longer carry any weight and no one will take it seriously.