Thursday, March 29, 2012
A Club Of One
Groucho Marx had it right when he said "I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members." Sara came home from school today in tears because a classmate thought it would be OK to start a "We Hate Sara" club. Wow, what a proud moment for her parents. This girl has taken being mean to a new level. On a sicker note, 3 girls were "kicked out" of the club for being friends with Sara. Sara was confused and upset. She has never been mean to this girl. She couldn't understand why this girl did something so mean to her. It's OK not to like everyone. But this goes beyond normal social dynamics on the playground. This is spiteful and hurtful just to make a little girl feel left out and excluded. Guess what? Mission accomplished. My kid feels hurt and excluded. As I put her to bed tonight, she said she was glad she had some friends who stuck up for her. Leave it to Sara to find the silver lining in an awful situation. I hope this girl outgrows the need to put others down to feel good about herself. I hope she never does this to another girl. I hope she learns what being a friend really means. I am glad my daughter knows the meaning of friendship. I am glad my daughter appreciates her true friends.