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Rude children at school pick up

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Home77 Sat 30-Mar-19 09:02:46

Yesterday, picking up DS from primary school and was sitting on the grass while the children all played in the little park next to school. Some little boys around 6-7 I think were playing with a ball and kicked it and hit me...(was not right in the football area) anyway, I was a bit cross that they didn't say sorry just came and got the ball. Then one of them laughed with his friends and said "You look like a witch"!

AIBU or was that very rude?

BottleOfJameson Sat 30-Mar-19 09:04:37

Obviously that was very rude. Were their parents not nearby? I would have been horrified if my eldest (around that age) or any of his friends had said any of that.

Amongstthetallgrass Sat 30-Mar-19 09:05:33


Mememeplease Sat 30-Mar-19 09:06:18

According to another thread running, they were probably just being a bit "cheeky" hmm
Yes that rude. I'd have just said mildly "that's rather rude isn't it" and left it at that. No point in challenging their parents as they'd more than likely learnt it from them.

HugoBearsMummy Sat 30-Mar-19 09:07:28

@Amongstthetallgrass grin I've got to say I laughed as well. I probably would have cackled at the boys too smile

HugoBearsMummy Sat 30-Mar-19 09:08:26

.... and called them little shits 😆

Home77 Sat 30-Mar-19 09:08:55

They'd run off so couldn't say anything, mums were probably in one of the groups sitting nearby so would have been embarrassing to say anything (although is very MC / naice) area and would have been mortified I'm sure)

It's silly but I was bullied at school myself and felt quite hurt by it. I'm hoping it was my frown made me look 'witchy' and not a general thing..I am generally quite friendly to children and not warty at all :-(

Processedpea Sat 30-Mar-19 09:10:28

Just let it go anyhow witches are cool

Barbie222 Sat 30-Mar-19 09:13:19

Stand up quickly and the child will probably start running back to mum. Follow him.

BottleOfJameson Sat 30-Mar-19 09:15:00

Awww OP I very much doubt it was you. I think sometimes when kids are together away from adults who know them they can get a bit over excited and try to show off to their friends. I once walked two boys from DD's class home, don't know them well but they always seem reasonably well behaved. They were shouting "you bloody idiot" at passing cars. I was mortified.

SpeedyBojangles Sat 30-Mar-19 09:17:07

That's extremely rude.

I'd be mortified if my kids said something like that.

doodleygirl Sat 30-Mar-19 09:18:03

Why do you think MC children are not capable of being rude. I think you win the award of the day for the most ridiculous statementhmm

Priteachgal Sat 30-Mar-19 09:18:17

Some kids just have no manners. Unfortunately as a teacher there is not enough hours in a day to change that. I was called a fucking bastard yesterday by one of my yr 4 girls.

RunAlexRun Sat 30-Mar-19 09:19:10

Rude little shits! It's always the ones from 'naice' families that behave that way.

Years ago when DD was about 10 she had a friend round for tea who was so fucking rude. She asked me if I 'liked being short', asked DD if she 'aspired to being short' like me, then started lecturing me about how research has shown that shorter women don't earn as much money as taller women. I ended up phoning her mum and asking her to collect her as she was being so rude!

JenniferJareau Sat 30-Mar-19 09:34:58

That's very rude. I went to school with lots of little shits kids like this.

Priteachgal Sat 30-Mar-19 09:37:10


The parents are just as bad

Bluntness100 Sat 30-Mar-19 09:37:15

Rude little shits! It's always the ones from 'naice' families that behave that way*

For gods sake, does the chip on your shoulder not wear you down?

Kids can be little shits which ever class they are.

EchoCardioGran Sat 30-Mar-19 09:38:10

Next time, threaten to turn the little shit into a frog.

Amongstthetallgrass Sat 30-Mar-19 09:39:50

. and called them little shits

I called them the same when I read the post grin

Priteachgal Sat 30-Mar-19 09:40:43

Actually I find the opposite. It's just the rude little shits from nice families stand out more

Loulzze Sat 30-Mar-19 09:42:03

Why do you think MC children are not capable of being rude. I think you win the award of the day for the most ridiculous statement

Did you even bother reading the post? Op stated its a MC area so the parents were more likely to be embarrassed for their child's misbehaviour.

chocolatemademefat Sat 30-Mar-19 09:44:29

I’d forget about it because I’d doubt their parents would care. We’re going to end up with the kind of society we deserve - rude, aggressive, selfish and entitled because how dare we expect kids to have manners.

It’s just sooooo funny when they behave like this. Said no one with a grain of sense ever.

ThisMustBeMyDream Sat 30-Mar-19 09:50:14

My son is 6 and may say something like this. He has adhd and autism. He he has not developed the ability to filter his thoughts and his words still. This is part of his disability. I hate it. It makes me cringe. But other than keeping him a secret locked away, there isn't anyway to stop it.

Priteachgal Sat 30-Mar-19 09:50:34

That's right. The mum of the girl who swore at me yesterdays response was she was just venting her frustration hmm

CrabbyPatty Sat 30-Mar-19 09:51:17

I'm a paediatric nurse and have had a little girl I was caring for tell me how terrible I'd done my make up. I think sometimes Mumsnetterscan be harsh when it comes to 'out of the mouths of babes' stuff but I do think they should be told not to make personal comments to people. FWIW I assumed you were frowning/looking serious rather than warty!

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