Thursday, January 17, 2008

What are those pink things in the sky?

Are those... pigs? Yes, yes I think they are.

So the teacher talked to Aaron yesterday and to his father. But I think father first, at drop off, and the kid later. And you know what happened? The kid told the teacher that he didn't remember the conversation, and she told him that even if he didn't mean to hurt Monkey's feelings, he did. But then, then!!!

This morning Monkey told me that Aaron came up to to her yesterday in school, asked her whether he said that thing about her brother, and apologized. Holy freaking molly! Major points. For him and his parents, since I guess he didn't even need a talking to at home to do this.

Maybe it's in the air this year.

12 comments:

niobe said...

I'm as amazed as you are. Probably more amazed, actually. But in a good way. It's nice to believe that sometimes people can surprise you by doing the right thing.

Magpie said...

Pigs are flying everywhere.

That's a great thing with that kid. It rather gives one hope.

Amelie said...

wow. That really is amazing in a good way.

Aurelia said...

Yayyyyyyyyyyy!!!

Karen said...

Wow - that is impressive - for anyone child, especially a 6 year old - he came up to her without it being required of him? I am glad, that is the only kid of apology that can really mean anything and I hope it helped Monkey, even if only a little.

meg said...

I'm really glad that Monkey got that apology. It is amazing.

Tash said...

Please send the pigs my way. Please. And the monkeys. And the frozen hell.

No really, lovely, really. Maybe just maybe that kid will go forward with some compassion from this experience that his other friends -- who said nothing and thus learned nothing -- lack.

christina(apronstrings) said...

wow, impressive. that's wonderful. i bet that made ms. monkey feel better.

Lori said...

Somehow, I find it less surprising that a child should come up with the right thing to do. In my experience, adults have a much harder time figuring that out.

I'm glad Monkey got the apology that was so rightfully hers.

slouching mom said...

So nice when parents do the right thing.

Beruriah said...

So glad the kid has a conscience! And that Monkey has so much external support. I wish I could send my Samuel to that school.

wannabe mom said...

i'm glad that aaron apologized. he has learned a lifelong lesson.

i'm in awe of Monkey for being an awesome big sister to A.