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  • December 2, 2010

    That was such a good thing you did for your daughter. I remember being that rejected kid one year in elementary, and it was terrible. Helping to create allies is fantastic.

  • December 2, 2010

    It’s great you were able to help (love the art work as well)

  • December 2, 2010

    you’re such a good mama. smile

  • December 2, 2010

    That is a pretty awesome thing you did, Leslie.

  • December 2, 2010

    Well done!  Another great Mom to the rescue…...................

  • December 2, 2010

    A mama that can’t type, apparently. LOL. LONELINESS. Wow.

    But thanks, y’all. My mom did the same for me. Passing on the “friends are rad” gene.

  • December 2, 2010

    What lovely insight to share! Thank you for sharing. Your daughter is strong and lucky to have you.

  • Lonely Girl
    December 2, 2010

    You are so right about needing a community. I’m in my late 30s and I’m still that girl no one wants to play with at recess. I freelance and I wish I had a village (or, heck, one person) to hang with. How great of you to do this for your daughter.

  • December 2, 2010

    This is so familiar - my daughter is in 2nd grade and has had a couple of close friends decide that they don’t want to be her friend anymore… she cries before bed, doesn’t want to go to school, etc.  She tells me she likes recess because she can play tag and “all she has to do is run away.”  My heart busts into twelve pieces too.  I’m not sure what to do.  Maybe we should have a party - that sounds like such a great idea.  xox

  • December 2, 2010

    Gah, Lindsey. That nearly made *ME* cry. It’s hard to be a girl. :-(

    If you do a party, let me know. I hope it goes well. (And I did see one of her friends from yesterday sit by her today on the bus.)

  • December 2, 2010

    This is just wonderful to see that she had a good time and things did happen the next day for her, in a positive way.

  • Betty in Munich
    December 3, 2010

    That story broke my heart into 12 pieces too. Loved your tea party idea and loved the invitations your daughter made - especially since she drew a cat on them. : )  Resiliency….your daughter has it!  A great mom…your daughter has that too!

  • December 3, 2010

    You’re such a good mom, Flinger.  I was that kid in school at one point.  It is good of you to make sure she has a team.

  • December 3, 2010

    Way to help your daughter out and reign in the overreaction that many of us would have had.  You’re a great mama.

  • December 4, 2010

    Oh crap. That story just about broke my heart. So glad you handled it as you did - filing this one away for future reference, hoping I won’t have to do it, but knowing I probably will (kids ARE mean!).

  • December 9, 2010

    BAH!  Girls and their clubs.  Been through this with all 3 of my girls (my 9-year-old is going through something similar) and, well, let’s just say I’m NOT surprised you handled yourself way better than I would have (myself, not that you need to be handled, in that way, I mean) good on you, momma!!!

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