Well. Here is that subject again. Babes getting on with new teacher and I think relatively okay at school and then comes the familar worry when we are about twenty yards away from the place. Two boys, one of whom has bullied her consistently before - called her a poo face at lunch time yesterday and more worryingly stopped her from sitting where she wanted to sit. Babes was also worried that these two were ‘planning something’.
I spoke to teacher straight away, left it with him, saw Babes with special friend going in to classroom. On the way home, I saw one of the boy’s mothers and instead of cycling right past, decided to very calmly speak to her about it. At no time during the course of last year did this mum approach me or apologise about the bullying. I explained that her son had been calling my daughter names and bullying her and that DD was upset about it - I also finally said something about the upset that this had caused us as a family last year. The mum expressed surprise and said the school hadn’t spoken to her about it yet (I mean the latest thing, not the last year stuff). I said ‘no, they don’t always’. Before I cycled away I asked her if she could speak to her son and stop this behaviour happening.
When I got home I sent copy of incident to head and teacher and explained that I had spoken to the boy’s mum.
I suppose no matter how strong I feel at other times - this sort of thing really does my head in. It really does. I also got a phone call from the school as Babes fell in P.E and cut her lip. I understand whey they are telling me this and will make sure that Babes tells me herself and that an accident form is properly done, but the whole thing is so wearing. I’m really conscious of the fact that I’m going to need to set off for school soon and would welcome the odd friendly vibe as staying calm, strong and loving for Babes is really difficult sometimes.