The amendment to this post in form of this precursor is to inform you that, although painted often as perfection in a hat, our dear Loopy has her days. With respect to our classroom bullies and mean girls, even Loopy (random acts of kindness and all) hits the wall every now and again.
Case in point: last Friday. After suffering months of torment by a boy we will call David (because that is his name), Loopy finally snapped. She endured racial and religious slurs, comments about her clothing and her physical appearance... middle years boys. You get it.
But Loopy, being her mother's daughter and having the gift of putting pen to paper, decided to write her response. Oh, boy did she craft one... that David promptly handed in to the teacher, swiftly turning the table on the situation and becoming the victim.
And so, dear reader, Loopy learned a few valuable lessons that day.
One, when provoked, don't respond in writing! Didn't The Fan always tell us to write an angry letter and then tear it before sending? The written word will always come back to haunt you. Having said that, Saucy is famous for her written letters of complaint (just ask Pepper) but an angry letter is never a good letter. A stupid funny letter or a serious well crafted, fact checked letter yes, but not an angry letter.
Two, when dealing with a bully... you may think of a comeback... it may be a great comeback... but maybe you don't need to deliver it. There's something driving every bully to torment everyone in their path already. Maybe you don't need to add to the family drama or the insecurities that may already exist. Walk away.
Three, if you decide to take on your bully, best to do it man-to-man, toe-to-toe, on the playground, one-on-one... verbally. It's like the 1-2 punch. Sometimes it has to be delivered for a knockout. It can't be avoided. But don't leave a paper trail, kid.
Reader, what valuable lesson did you learn when dealing with a bully?
It's never too early to plan for Christmas... Sweet Sassy and I have something extra special in the works... we'll tell you about it on Friday. If you live in the Saskatoon area, check back to see what all the commotion is about! Especially if you like socializing over delicious food and crafting. That's all I'm going to say about that.
So we decided it wouldn't be a "random act" of kindness if she took something to a friend... she often takes treats to share with friends. Today Loopy extended herself towards a girl she hasn't known too well before. We bundled up a Claire's lollipop lipgloss for her... and now you see, two shy girls have something to talk about!
Don't forget to swing by Sassy's blog linked in the post below for a chance to enter to win a Halloween toggle bracelet!