By Braddah Lance
Wenevah I go and pick up Da Keiki from pre-school, I like to chill in da truck or stand on da side and watch her be her self. I like to see how she acts without "us" around and if she's behaving or not or how she'll be in da "real world".
Yesterday, as I sat there watching Da Keiki climb da wall to da top of da slide in da playground, there was anoddah girl (Girl A) just sitting on da bottom. I expected her to wait till da bottom was clear but she slid down and bumped Girl A girl on da bottom. I was in shock tinking "wat da heck?!?" but as I still sat there, it turned out to be a game they were playing as they took turns bumping each oddah at da bottom of da slide.
I chuckled to myself tinking, "ah, da good ole' days of being a carefree keiki".
A few moments latah, there was anoddah little girl (Girl B) dat just wanted to climb up but Girl A cut her off, got right in her face and I'm assuming told her she couldn't go because they were already playing on it. Girl B just stood there and wen Da Keiki got bumped off, Da Keiki "copied" and I know my girl, she's a little direct in instructions wen it comes to directions but dis time Girl B took a soccer stance and tried to leg sweep Da Keiki, twice.
Da Keiki was able to dodge it, shrugged it off and went climbing to da top of da slide. At dat time, Girl B went to da teacher and Girl A followed and they both pleaded their cases to da teacher. Da Keiki sat on da bottom of da slide watching then a few moments latah went to anoddah teacher to tell her dat Girl B attempted a couple of leg sweeps at her.
I saw da teacher point towards da girls and it looked like she was telling Da Keiki to tell da teacher, who was talking to da girls, watevah Da Keiki was telling her. Then Da Keiki took a couple of steps, did a double take looking back and da teacher was shooing her hands encouraging her to "go on".
Wat happened next made me want to blow like Kilauea.
Da Keiki approached Girl B and tried her version of a leg sweep. I would like to think da goodness of her heart got to her as she totally failed in effort and distance. I got out of da truck and marched right ovah to Da Keiki, took her inside da classroom and asked her why she was trying to kick Girl B. She replied,
"Mrs.A**** told me to."
Wass-FRICKIN'-up Wit Dat!!!!
As I was explaining to Da Keiki dat being mean to someone isn't something we teach her to do, being mean to someone will always make dat person be mean to you. I told her she was mean to Girl B first by not sharing da slide with her wen da slide is something for everyone to play on.
Among oddah things in dis life lesson for her, it was extremely difficult to get da point across wen we also tell her to listen to people of authority such as police and of course, teachers! She knew it was bad overall to try and kick someone and kept crying saying she was sorry then anoddah teacher came into da classroom and enthusiastically said hi but noticed Da Keiki was crying.
We were about to head out da door wen she asked if Da Keiki was ok then I turned around and snapped back, "NO!". After explaining wat happened and wat da "teacher" told Da Keiki to do, I said, "Das da kine of $h!t you teaching my girl??"
She said she would let da "lead" know.
I wasn't about to chew out da oddah teacher in front of da oddah keiki running around there but I certainly hope someone from Alphabet Land steps in cause who knows wat da frick goes on now dat I witnessed dis kine of crap first hand!
Yes, I did say ALPHABET LAND! A place renown for their "early childhood certified, nurturing and stable" staff. And while this may be something not common from their staff, it happened to my daughter and who knows who else have been "taught" to act like a punk.
It's a sad day wen you witness wat happens out of sight.