Yesterday we found out that one of my daughters classmates is also in the same soccer league and goes to our church. The girls talked for a few minutes and then we had to go. I later asked my daughter if she was good friends with that girl and she told me no because that girl told her twice at recess that she did not want to be friends with my daughter. This struck me as odd because they are in kindergarten. How rude! With that said, I am not one to coddle and I believe in comforting my child but letting her experience the real world. In the real world we come across people who don't like us for whatever reason. I had talked to the girls Mom yesterday previous to my daughter telling me this and we discussed a future play-date. Now I am conflicted. I don't really want to force my daughter into a play-date with someone who does not like her but I am also thinking that they are only kindergartners and will be in the same school system, church and sports leagues. So, would you encourage a play-date or just tell your child there are other fish in the sea?