I am seriously not prepared for mean kids. Noah is in camp for the next 5 weeks and I was so excited for him to make new friends and have fun. It’s been 4 days now and every day he comes home sad. There are lots of different kids and I know that he will not get along with everyone, but as a parent I am just lost.
I wouldn’t want people to think Noah was a mean kid, but I cannot control that and the other parents are in the same boat.
The worst part is that majority of mean kids are girls and Noah told me what kind of crap were they saying (not only to him, but in general), I seriously couldn’t believe that 7 or 8 years old could say things like that.
It breaks my heart to see him struggle a bit, but I am trying to explain to him that he will meet different people in his lifetime and not all of them he will like, and others will not like him and that’s fine.
I cannot protect Noah from all the bad in this world. I just didn’t know that I am not prepared for this at all. As he gets older and encounters different people I know he will have to figure this out by himself. Damn, that parenting thing is fucking exhausting and I am way too attached to my not so little boy to be able to accept the fact that he might not be everyone’s best friend.
I forgot how hard growing up can be and I am trying to explain to Noah to always be kind, not a pushover, but a kind person.
Have you ever had to deal with the situation like that? This mama needs all the advise she can get.
Top and skirt – Lunia Bonder // Sandals – Zara
Photos: Fabian Derda