Friday, March 27, 2009


I'm so excited. I have my first follower! Thank you, wholarmor! I know your real name, but just to keep you as anonymous as possible I'll call you by your screen name on here. By the way, that is a way cool screen name.

On another note, I think I'll talk about bullies. I don't know if the rest of your children deal with bullies at school, but my son does. In fact, he's asked me a couple of times if he could transfer to another school. I'm trying really hard to teach him that running away from your problems is not the answer. Besides, he'll just run into the same kind of kids at another school. They tease him because he's nearsighted and wears glasses, of course. That one's as old as time itself! They also tease him because he's a "nerd". His words, not mine. I don't think he's a nerd. I think he's a really cool kid, but he does really like science and history. I mean he studies these things and watches the discovery channel and the science channel for fun, so okay maybe he is a bit of a nerd. But hey, the nerds end up being the most successful people. I told him to ignore them, because someday they're going to be sorry, because while they're struggling just to make ends meet in some dead end job, he's going to be making a ton of money as an engineer or something solving some of our world's biggest problems and all the women are going to be crazy about him. Well, I didn't tell him the part about the women, but you know, the rest of it. I just thought of it as a growing experience until today. Today, they broke his glasses at the bus stop. Those things are expensive! Luckily, they only broke the frames and they're still under warranty, but that's not the point. That kind of distructive behavior I have a real problem with. We're going to be talking to the parents and teachers of these kids. Just telling Jeremiah to buck up and get over it isn't good enough anymore. These kids need to be dealt with. I'm wondering if any of you have had similar problems with bullies and how you handled it.


  1. One of the reasons we are homeschooling is to avoid bullies. I'm sorry your son has to deal with that. Kids can be cruel. I remember being bullied in school growing up.

    I'm not sure what else you can do that you aren't already doing. Going to the parents and teachers is a good idea. But I'll tell you that I was so embarrassed when my mom went to the school when I got a punched in the face and got a black eye by a bully on the bus. Funny thing is that I didn't know who she was or her name, so the principal took me around to all the classes in the grade above me because I thought she was older. Turns out that she was a year younger. So she didn't end up getting in trouble, but she apologized to me on the bus the next day and we actually became friends- go figure.

    Hope your situation gets worked out okay!

  2. Yeah. Unfortunately, there's no way I could handle homeschooling. Plus Josh isn't comfortable with it.