Finally subbing in.
I've been reading along but it's been drama a-go-go here. Loong story short is that dd has had not just the one bully but also a frenemy who has been acting sort of stalkerish and groping her. I'd already mentioned to frenemy's mom that there had been too much unwanted hugging since that was how dd described it to me but later on dd clarified how she was hugging, with a butt squeeze and apparently this girl was also taking opportunities to touch dd's chest. So, on Thursday it came to the teacher's attention when stalker complained that dd was acting mean and cranky toward her. Dd explained that stalker had been 'hugging her inappropriately' a lot and just wanted her to stay away. Teacher asked stalker if this was true, stalker denied it and then teacher told C that she just wasn't sure who to believe but that stalker had 'never lied to her before'. So C of course heard that as an implication that she had been lying. This just days after dd finally felt like she was being believed about bully #1. So C was pretty distraught about it and we still haven't gotten together with the teacher to let her know how totally out of line we think that remark was since she is off-island for the weekend and Monday. However, since dh and I are actually good friends with stalker's parents we sat down with mom and stalker today and made a formal agreement that the girls are not to be friends at all anymore. That there is to be no contact whatsoever and they will be civil when they must interact but otherwise they should stay away from each other. I thought it was ballsy of stalker to suggest that while hugging is out, maybe they could give each other high-fives sometimes? Dd looked like she was about to throw up at that. She was furious, rightly so, at the whole thing but at least the mom seemed to get how this was more serious than the average Susie-won't-stop-bugging-me complaint.
Now to follow up with the school and to let the teacher know in no uncertain terms that she needs to apologize to C for the implication that C had been lying simply because she didn't have prior knowledge of anything going on between them. Honestly! School is so freaking complicated these days!!! WTF?
Nic - I hope you're holding together okay. Don't forget that we don't mind 'whining' and we're here for you.
Mommajb - Wow, I'm so sorry that your house is necessary, that's terrible. It's great that you can give support that way though.
Gaye - Hope ds dodges the bullet.
JenLove - for convenient kidding.
Bec - I hope your dh's convalescence is swift and painless (for you as well!)
Sparkle - Well, it looks like we'll be here! I still have the Yosemite family camp place bookmarked but it looks like this summer we'll be building a barn/garage, not traveling.
Kitteh - What a great time for a first HM!! Go you!
Kerc - Glad you got some quality ski time in. I can't believe the winter is basically over and we still haven't gotten back out to snow since getting all our cheap gear in December! Maybe an April daytrip.
Dr. Jen - Good to see you here! You're running is incredible! I'm inspired, you're just getting faster and faster!
RR: Nothing yesterday or today. Yesterday I had a headache all day and was worried that I'd finally gotten the nasty bug that has been going around for a long time. Today I felt better but still underpowered so I just let myself take it easy. Just made it through the bloatingest time of the month without needing to go up a whole pants size. But, must not rest on the laurels. The dress I've been aiming for is pretty close. Still not quite there. I think it was really meant for someone with a much flatter chest so I'm considering having it altered. It fits right everywhere except the last inch and a half of the zipper so I think it might not be a big deal to have to adjusted a bit. Is that cheating? In any case, I'll be back to it on Monday, I promise!
Sorry for missing some personals, I'm such a slow darn typer and my window is closing.