World’s Best Bully

  1. Suebob says:

    What a good girl you have.

  2. bereccah5 says:

    I really want to hug Punky right now. The heart on that child…I know you are so proud of her.

  3. elzimmy says:

    Wow, she is wise beyond her years.  What grace.

  4. Chershey says:

    Yeah that reporting to the teacher IS a good idea to alert them to the situation but sometimes the bullying gets WORSE for being a “tattler”.

    • suburbanturmoil says:

       I know. I think at eight, this was a good solution. I realize it’s going to get a lot tougher to deal with bullies as my kids get older. In this case, I knew that “Mandy” loves her teacher (along with everyone else in the class) and I think that having the teacher’s approval was very important to her. Also, she has been VERY nice to my daughter ever since. I wonder if Mandy was trying on the “bully” personality and found it wasn’t really working for her… I hope so!

  5. Amanda M. says:

    Your children are almost mirror images of my children ~ except mine are blondes! Your Bruiser and my Caden? Same. And your Punky is the soul sister to my Alayna….I relate to every single story you tell here. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Kimberly says:

     She is so smart!!!!

  7. That kid is the poster child for optimism! 

  8. Knewman4 says:

    Punky is the greatest! She always impresses me.

  9. […] that time I was worried about my eight-year-old daughter’s social […]

  10. […] unexpected death. You struggled to make friends in your new third grade class and faced your first bully. You missed me terribly when I traveled for work– and I traveled all too […]

  11. spinetingler says:

    When my oldest daughter was about that age she was getting bullied by a boy in her (I think 4th grade) class. It started out verbal but eventually escalated to physical – unfortunately for him. My eldest has been a bit of a tomboy since she was born (she still refuses to wear pink or dresses) and we had been rough-housing for all of those years. I am a former HS/college wrestler so she has a basic understanding of some beginner holds. We also have owned a set of soccer-boppers for a long time. I’m sure that you can see where this is heading…

    Little punk got in her face one too many times – poking his finger in her chest and mouthing off. Next thing he knew he had a black eye from a quick right cross and was laying on the floor with her on top of him alternating short punches with either hand. (I don’t know if “a steady torrent of obscenities and swearing of all kinds was pouring out of [her].”)

    Sure, we had to go see the principal and tell him how appalled we were by her behavior.

    I bought her ice cream on the way home.

    Maybe I’m a bad parent.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.