The Power of pink
Today I saw a little boy wearing a pink shirt and written on it was stop bullying on pink shirt day. I complimented him and said “I like your shirt.” His blue eyes shone when he looked at me and said “thank you very much.” I replied it was a perfect day to wear it. Seeing him wear that pink shirt gave me courage as I was there at the school to have a meeting with the administration. I prayed that the sweet boy with the blue eyes didn’t get bullied today. If you’ve been following along with the bullying saga my oldest son (the Captain) has been picked on by 3 different kids!!! ? I want to bust some heads, kick some asses, and have a good ole ugly cry. He hasn’t even been in school for a month and he has to deal with this day in and day out. ? I’ve had it, I have to convince him to go to school, try to make friends, but he’s gun shy. And I can’t say I blame him, I would be too. What pray tell gives some little brat the right to go up and hit my kid?!! And as I stated in my previous blog the Captain isn’t asking for it. All kids can be assholish but he’s not that way at school. I’ve watched him, I’ve been given compliments about his behaviour, and told by parents what a great kid he is. And even if he wasn’t gutted from my tummy like a fish, I’d still think he’s awesome!!! Now he’s afraid he’s going to get into trouble for all of this. He stood up to this trouble making boy this time, and said stop it, you’re a bully! And I’m proud he did, but some of these kids just don’t get it. When I was a lot younger and in school, and someone bullied me I took care of business. We all did back then, there was no persistent bullying, because all it took was one shove out of my way and it was resolved. And if it wasn’t you went to the biggest kid on the playground and it soon was. It got more complicated in high school with peer pressure, the desire to fit in, and of course the mob mentality. Seeing my son go through this has angered, hurt, frustrated, and scared me. He has locked himself in his room and just raged at the top of his lungs. It’s heart breaking to see the first reason my heart grew 3 x’s its size, the day I became his Mom, suffering. He’s deeply hurting and acts out at home out of pure anger. ? This crisis has shown me how cruel people can be. My friends and I we’re discussing how we’ve waited on pins and needles when our child gets home and how you hope, pray, and beg to the heavens that they were left alone. And how we hope these kids will grow out of this detrimental behaviour, instead of into it, and become bigger bullies. So I’ve done all I can do and I’m leaving it in the administrations hands. And if it’s not dealt with immediately, and a little brat lays a hand on my kid I’ll go directly to the parent and demand action to be taken. Hell hath no fury like a Mama bear protecting her cubs. ❤️
8 thoughts on “The Power of pink”
I experienced what you’re boy is going through so my heart is with him. I also had some of your experiences as a parent when my younger son was bullied in Year 7 so I’m with you too. All the power to you both.
Thank you for sharing that Michael. I’m trying to be calm and rational but it’s really, really hard. And thank you for letting me know about my comments section. Jason helped me figure it out. Apparently every time I posted a new blog for the past 2 weeks it shut off my replies. ?
You’re very welcome and I know how hard it is to be calm and rational.
Thank you again, I’m trying to encourage my son by getting him connected with people that have survived bullying and gone on to be successful. Or at least happier for standing up for themselves. He’s a big fan of Kid President. ?
HUGS for you and your son. My son was bullied and when he fought back he broke his hand. I hate that you guys have to go through this. 🙁
Aww thank you so much Melissa. I appreciate your kindness. It’s such a difficult road to travel with our sons. Your son is one tough boy, and sounds like he had just had enough! I’m feeling your hug honey. ?
Wonderful post although in a way I hated to read it. NO ONE DESERVES TO BE BULLIED!!! Thank God your son has his Mama Bear to help him. I think bullying is even worse now because of technology. School administrations often don’t take this seriously enough and fall back on that old adage “Kids will be kids”. I hope this gets resolved quickly for both and your son.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your kind words!!! Yes it was hard to write and realize I’m talking about my own child. Now the teacher thinks that my son needs to work on social cues. Which is a load of BS, I just smile nod my head and document everything they’ve said to me.