Thursday, November 10, 2016

Take me back to toddlerhood

Today you're getting one big confession. Lately we've been dealing with some stuff at Brayden's school and it's really making me wish we could back to the times where things were much simpler; learning colors/shapes/numbers, singing nursery ryhmes, going on play dates and learning to play with others.

Take me back to the time where the biggest problem was who stole whose sippy cup.

But that's not where we're at. With Brayden we're in grade school and that is a whole other ball game. I'm not sure I'm quite ready for this roller coaster ride we are on but clearly there's no getting off so I just need to hang on tight.

Brayden has been getting bullied and pushed around at school and it's gotten to the point where I had to talk with the teacher. We have given him all the advice we could (walk away, tell them to stop, stand up for yourself, tell an adult) but it is all failing. Most of the issues we are experiencing are happening at lunch which is kind of a free for all. The kids certaintly act different when the lunch Mom is there and out on the playground than they do inside the classroom.

This is breaking my Mama heart so bad. My son, (who is not perfect) but who is really sweet and kind and would never instigate anything, is being brought down. He is coming home sad and not having fun at school anymore. This is not OK. The last thing I want is for my son to stop shining.

I am very happy I called and spoke with the teacher. She is aware of the situation but didn't know everything since she is not at lunch. She assured me she would put a stop to it and we will see how things go from here.

I was not ready for this stuff to start this soon. I blinked and now we are in the grade school trenches where kids are being molded for their future. I just want my son to have a happy, positive experience at school and I truly wish kids could just be kind to eachother.


  1. I'm so scared for the day when it's not the easy fun learning anymore or the simple tiffs that can be resolved with a sticker and a snack. Oh boy, I am so sorry to hear about all of this. Bullying is such a terrible thing and I hate to hear your son is going through this. Hopefully this will all stop soon and your little guy will get his light back. Sending mom <> and support to your family <3 Beautifully Candid

  2. Aww, that breaks my mama bear heart! I hope the teacher is able to clear it up asap and that he can get back to being happy at school.

  3. Oh Lizzie, my heart is breaking for you. That is one of my worst nightmares as a mom, is having to watch my kids get bullied and go through that heartbreak. What's so upsetting about all of this is how EARLY it's starting. First grade?! What in the world?! When I was young, kids didn't start bullying until 5th or 6th grade! It sounds like you guys are doing everything you can for him. Hopefully the teacher will be able to find a way to make it stop. Your poor, sweet boy. Nobody deserves this. There is just so much meanness in the world these days... all you can do it tell him to keep shining his little light.

  4. That is so sad! I hope the teacher is able to put a stop to it ASAP. Even though I don't have kids of my own, the thought of having them and putting them out there where people are just so plain mean for no reason really worries me already! Sending lots hope your way.

  5. Oh Lizzie, I am so sorry. I can't believe Brayden is getting bullied. Why are kids so mean? And I remember when kids got bullied when I was younger, it wasn't like it is today. I wish he didn't have to deal with that. No one wants their kids coming home from school sad every day. I hope it gets solved and he can come home more happier in the future.

  6. Oh Lizzie =( This completely breaks my heart. There is nothing worse when you child is being bullied at school. I have absolutely no tolerance for bullying at all. I'm glad you called and spoke to the teacher about what is going on. Does your school have a school resource officer? If they do, and it doesn't stop I would suggest speaking with the resource officer, if you have one. Emma has a classmate who is a bully, and it drives me absolutely crazy. She is just plain mean to kids, but her mother makes her out to be perfect and always the "victim". Drives me insane! I pray everything gets better for your sweet Brayden.

    1. Thanks for the kind words Johannah! I don't believe our school has a resource officer but I should look into that. I know kids can be kids, but when it goes too far it has to be stopped.

  7. UGH! This sucks friend. I hate so much that y'all are having to deal with this, especially Brayden. I'll be praying that things get better soon.