My 5 year old son has just started kindergarten. To sum him up he is extremely kind. He is more compassionate than most adults I know and has always shared extremely well, so well that it was odd how well he'd give up his own toys to other kids at the tender age of 18 months. He is very docile, very kind, and very introverted. He plays alone at recess (and loves it) but he really has no friends. The kids know him and say hi to him but he really is just sort of a loner.
Anyway there are two kids in his class and today he just unloaded on me all the mean things these kids say to him. They are as follows:
At first J (my son) told me he felt sad because Trinity told him, "boys don't wear nail polish." Side note: I painted his fingernails at his request; they were white and he pretended they were his claws, I'm not the kind of mom to say "boys don't wear nail polish." I really didn't think much of that comment because kids will be kids. Then later J said trinity also told him he was, "yucky" and another time she said he was, "stinky" and yet another time she said to her friend James, "I'm going to be Snow White for hallowing and he (referring to Jamison) is going to be the Wicked Witch." And another time James said, "I hate you" to my son.
Is this normal kindergarten behavior? I have no idea what is normal and acceptable. Does this fall into a normal or acceptable category? I'm a stay at home mom and I've just never seen kids act so rude but then again I've also never thrown 20 of them in a room together (: The fact is J still wants to go to school and his happy every day when I drop him off and pick him up but I know it was hurting his feelings because he said it was and I could see it in his face when he was telling me about it. Should I say something to the teacher? I've already emailed her a bunch, please don't feed my kid gelatin, any tips for getting my son interested in letting me teach him his numbers, my son peed his pants because he's too scared to use the bathroom, why haven't I been called to volunteer in your class... That's a lot of emails in two months.
Anyway, my heart his broken. For now I have just told J to avoid these two kids and to tell the teacher if they keep it up.