DD, 5, got off the bus crying today. I mean hysterical, unconsolable crying. This isn't the first time it's happened. The neighbor girl, who's 6, has been telling the bus driver that dd hit her, and today it was that she scratched her. DD isn't doing these things. I'm not saying she's the perfect angel...because I know she's not, but I also know my kid well enough to know that when she gets that upset that she's not lying. They have usually worked it out on their own because it's just small quarrels. Nothing like today ever..but I'm not about to let it keep happening. They have a very rocky relationship. Things like "no, I'm prettier" and so on. Girls being dramatic? Probably...but something has always felt off with this girl. DD swears up and down that this little girl pushed her off of their trampoline one day, and the same little girl threw her leap-pad across the room (she got sent home for that one). I'm going to talk to dh about all of this tonight and try to cool off (because if I go over now, I'm not going to be nice), but what would you ladies do? I'm really tempted to pull her off the bus and make her a car rider from now on. I feel like this is somewhat running from the problem though. This little girl told dd that they couldn't be friends anymore and that she was never speaking to her again the other day (as well as on many other occasions) and DD came home unbelievably upset...and then the little girl just walked in 5 minutes later (WALKED IN TO MY HOUSE no knocking, no nothing) and even though dh told her she couldn't be here, she kept walking upstairs saying "I just need to tell K sorry"...umm, no that's not flying. We told you you couldn't be here and you still walk in anyway.
Would you ladies pull your dd off the bus? Would you bring it to the schools attention or settle it yourself since you're neighbors? I don't think this little girl is saying anything to her parents about any of it. I never thought I'd have to keep dd from a friendship but this one just isn't going to work.