This is 100% a total vent. Nothing I say I want to do, will I actually do.
My daughter is 6. I'm going to call her "Sally".
Sally's best friend last year, I'm going to call "Annie". Annie's birthday is 6 day's after Sally's.
Last year Sally and Annie were inseparable best friends. They were in kindergarten in different classrooms though. We live in an apartment complex with quit a few kids of all ages. Through Annie, my husband and I mad friends with her parents, and our families became close pretty fast.
Sounds great right? Keep reading.
Well, last summer (between kindergarten and 1st grade) Annie started running her mouth to other apartment kids, and to family members that she hated Sally, and didn't want her as a friend anymore. It was devastating to Sally. Sally has a VERY generous heart, and will do almost anything to make people like her. If I'm sick she'll cover me with all HER favorite blankets and give me HER favorite stuffed animal to help me feel better.
Well, Annie said the same hurtful things over and over to Sally all last summer. Sally was hurt, she'd cry for a day or two, then get over it and forgive Annie and they'd be freinds for a few days. Repeat.
School started this year and Annie started running her mouth AGAIN. She started bullying Sally; telling her who she could and couldn't play with at recess, telling her who she could and couldn't walk home with (all the apartment kids walk home in a big group, supervised by 2 adult crossing guards), was even telling other kids not to play with Sally any more. Once, in the hallways at school Annie kicked Sally for saying hi to a boy that Annie has a crush on.
As first I went to Annie's parents to let them know when their child was being a little bitch. Annie's behaviors got worse towards Sally, so I went to the school and asked that they please keep Sally and Annie as separated as possible during the day and on the walk home. Things were great for a while. My daughter was no longer coming home sobbing that Annie had done something else to her. But, Annie's parents didn't like that I went to the school to protect my daughter, and told me to go to hell, that we weren't friends any more.
Well, now Sally ahs come home all happy and giddy because Annie is being nice to her again. My only thought, and my husband's when I texted him: What the fuck does that little bitch want from our child NOW??!?! Annie NEVER does anything unless she wants something. She manipulates EVERYONE around her, including her parents. Annie, at the ripe old age of FIVE figured out how to play the dumb blonde act to get those around her to do her work for her.
Ugh! I just want to punch that little girl in the face. 1) for all the crap she put my daughter through over the past summer, 2) for all the shit she did to my daughter so far this school year, and 3) for the heartbreak that is coming out of this so called renewed friendship.
Remember what I said, just because I WANT to doesn't mean I'm GOING to.
I see nothing good coming out of this new development. I DO however see a lot of tears from my daughter when Annie turns on her, yet again.
Can any of y'all think of what this child may want from mine THIS time? If you've made it this far through my ramblings, I commend you. This whole situation is over a year in the making now.