Mean girls start early
Posted on September 12th, 2011
Today, when I was dropping Pea off at school, she went over to play with her new school BFF. But BFF said, “No, I don’t want to play with you, I want to play with X.”
Pea was baffled. I was baffled! I mean, I can handle mean girls on my own, but directed at my kid? I patted Pea on the head, since she didn’t seem to be upset, said my goodbyes, and when I waved from the window (I was parked in front of her classroom) she seemed to be fine.
When I picked her up, she was still fine — fine as in, told me that she was busy with art and that I should come back in a few minutes. Outside, on the way to the car, I asked who she played with. She did play with BFF and all seemed to be patched up, but in regards to X and Y, other girls in the class, she told me, “They aren’t very nice.” She didn’t tell me specifics, but aside from kids really acting up on the playground, I don’t think I’ve ever heard her describe age-mates that way.
Also, regarding classmate Y: this morning (Monday) there was an invitation in Pea’s box, to Y’s birthday party, taking place this weekend. And with RSVPs requested by Tuesday. Now, I’ll admit I avoid the kiddie birthday scene like the plague (I think we’ve let Pea attend five parties, total, and her own birthdays are low key), but isn’t that a little, well, abrupt? I mean, no one needs a “save the date” but two weeks seems a lot more reasonable.
Anyway, we already had plans, so I could RSVP “non” in good conscience. I did politely and promptly, and didn’t even receive a responding email. Hm…