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Shock and Oh No

When I saw my dearest 12 yr. old daughter with her hair down, not in the pony-tail that she sports every day, I was thrilled. I had just arrived at her school for volunteer work and here she was, running towards me from the playground with her arms outstretched. She's not too self-conscious to hug me, I was thinking. What a sweetie. "Thank goodness you're here" she said, "I can't believe what I've done!"

Uh oh.

We found a quiet corner and she took many deep breaths. I didn’t have a good feeling about this, my mind was racing. I asked why her hair was down; she said it was so no one would recognize her. Ahhh… the old disguise trick.

Finally she said “I kicked a boy in the nuts.” I know my first reaction shouldn’t be a giggle, so I stifled it the best I could. ‘Why? Why would you do that?’ I said. “He was making fun of my friend! Oh, I’m going to be in so much trouble. Can we go home?” Nope.

I did my best to calm her down and to direct her toward a teacher so she could come clean with her revenge tactic and move on with the day.

While I was escorting community volunteers to our weekly children’s reading program we walked by the office, and who should be sitting outside the Principal’s office but my nut-kicking daughter. One volunteer asked “Isn’t that your daughter?” Um, well, yes.

It’s moments like these that make a mother proud. I can’t wait to see what she gets me for Mothers Day.

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9 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! That was daring of her! What was the outcome of her confession?

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  2. Is it wrong that I am laughing OUT LOUD that she actually used the word "nuts." Love her!
    (Betcha he deserved it!)

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  3. : ) Well, at least she's in trouble for trying to do the right thing! And it's awesome that she told you!

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  4. Oh my! I have so much to look forward to don't I - I shall be seeking your expert advice when we get there!

    You handled this situation so perfectly, encouraging your daughter to confess. The fact that she then so willingly went and did as you asked speaks volumes too. No wonder you were so proud, despite the fact that it all related to a boy getting kicked in the "nuts".

    So how did it all turn out for your daughter I wonder - you will have to let us all know.

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  5. What a brave little girl you have there! I to am wondering what the outcome was.

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  6. It was required that she apologize to the boy face-to-face. She also had to write a letter of explaination & apology to his parents. (I wonder if they're going to call me!)

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  7. I desperately hope that when she apologizes she uses the phrase "I'm sorry I kicked you in the nuts."

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  8. Being 12 is hard, I boxed a boys ears at school at the same age, because he was picking on a friend.

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  9. I see you updated everyone here so that answers my question. I wonder who was more embarrassed, the boy listening to your daughter apologize for kicking him in the nuts or your daughter for having to say the words. (Although I assume nuts were not mentioned this time?!?)

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