Friday, May 26, 2006

Good Grief

Matthew stapled his finger today. Crazy kid. Well, I guess he isn't crazy, he didn't do it on purpose, but still!
We are going to Houston this weekend. My dad is coming home from being out of the country and has a layover in Houston, so we will drive down there and see them for the night.
Today is my sister's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AIMEE!!! I tried to tell her she is getting old, but she isn't buying it! HEHEHE
I think I need to explain something about the last post. We are teaching our kids that it isn't ok to hit anyone. The problem is coming with the neighbors telling their kids that they are not allowed to hit girls, but not reprimanding the girls for doing anything. I have talked to C's mom, in fact SHE talked to me. Said that she had seen M and C pushing and it was not ok for M to be pushing C. This has taken place several times, and we had already addressed it. But in her mind, it doesn't matter what C does to Matthew, she's a girl, he's a boy, end of story. I just really don't think it is ok.
I know in my comments Leslie said she feels there is a big difference between girls hitting boys and boys hitting girls, and I'm sorry, I have to disagree. Boys are NOT always stronger than girls, and just because one is a boy and one is a girl, does not make it ok for the girl to hit the boy. Does any of that make sense? I know plenty of women who have beat up their husbands. And because the man was taught never to hit a woman, he has taken it. That is so wrong. I certainly don't want my kids to think they can't defend themselves because they are boys.
And then, it is probably just my skewed thinking because I don't have any girls to worry about, and as they say...boys are easier. *rolling eyes*


Crayonsetc said...

That isn't what I said at all... what I was saying is that there is a difference between laying your hands on someone and Defending yourself. I had to go back and reread what I wrote cuz I was all worried I said something I didn't mean... I so hope you didn't take it the wrong way.

All I meant is that you are DOING The right thing. You are teaching them not to lay their hands on a girl. At the same time, they DO need to defend themselves and No one should walk all over them, even if it is a girl!!!

For me, it is different because I have a girl. But she shouldn't be hitting a boy either!!!

Just know I am right there with you!!!

Crayonsetc said...

(and btw, your post is on here 3 times!! :)) Got to love blogger :) Love you!!

Mama Gina said...

well, as a mom to both, they both get told the same things. my kids love wrestling around, even K and she is more 'sensitive' to being pushed or wrestled too hard.
We tell the boys that they must be careful cause they are usually stronger than the girls. Course we tell Katlyn that if she's going to dish it out, she should expect a comeback. LOL!
anyway, we teach them that hitting is wrong and they will get in trouble for that, either gender.
so I'm with you. Just cause the other kid is a girl, doesnt mean she should get away with pelting the boys. :)

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