Words you hate to hear

Good morning!! It is 5:20a, and I’ve been up, oh, about an hour and a half now. No sense in going back to bed now. But that’s not what I am here to talk about.

No, I am here to talk about some words you hate to hear from your kids. There are a lot of them. And I am sure there are some I won’t hear for many years still. But these ones broke our hearts.

My daughter was playing with an old cell phone (texting friends, I am sure), and appeared to pinch her finger a bit. There was the usual moments hesitation, then the bawling.

I picked her up and asked her what was wrong, expecting to hear about her finger. Instead, what I heard was, “Nobody at school will play with me!!!” We asked her again what she said and got the sobs and the “Nobody at school will play with me!!”

It broke our hearts.

After a bit, we learned that might have been a bit of an exaggeration, but it still broke our hearts that something caused our daughter to feel that way. I have a feeling the stress of a new baby and the fact that it is manifesting itself in her not being kind to some of the other kids may have played a part.

But she’s a good kid, and she tries hard, and, perhaps most of all, she’s our kid, and we hate to see her feeling bad already about friends.


2 Responses to Words you hate to hear

  1. whit says:

    We’ve had similar, sort of, problems. Not so much the “no one wants to play” thing as there isn’t anyone to play. I feel bad for my oldest boy sometimes as he doesn’t have any friends that he sees on a regular basis. As much as I love being his best friend, he needs the companionship of other kids his age.

  2. Darren says:

    I know how you feel. Earlier this month Clare said that some of the other girls in her class were invited to a birthday party for a friend and she wasn’t. We still don’t know if she got her facts wrong, but I think I felt even worse than Clare.

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