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jampots Fri 01-Jul-05 11:03:07

This morning started off pretty uneventfully but on the way to school driving down a quite busy road close to me were 3 children aged between 3-8 and their grandmother trying to cross the road. Granny and 1 child were in the MIDDLE of the road with another child not sure whether to carry on crossing or not (in the end decided to) so safely reached hte other side, the oldest child was dawdling across the first lane of the road and not looking. Having assessed te situation and realising the child in my lane had reached hte other side I carried on (keen to avoid a shunt up the back from the car behind). Well granny stopped me at school whilst I was talking to my friend and had a go at me about not being considerate as another mother and should have let them all cross. I pointed out that in fact stood in te middle of the road not holding onto her 3 g/c was a very stupid thing to do and she should be more concerned with teaching her g/c good road manners and sense. She tried to make out I hadnt even seen her so I had to prove that I knew exactly who was where and reminded her that she was in the wrong! She wouldnt have it and kept on about me being inconsiderate! Not sure what to do when I see her DIL now.

Also at school this morning whilst waiting for the bell to go some of the older boys were playing football and one of the lads kicked the ball quite hard (hes in the football team) and it hit the side of ds's head who was standing by the quiet area looking at a book. The lad punched the air and said "goal" ! (WTF) so Im afraid I shouted at him that on the way over to get my ds (who was crying at this point) to take him into school. I did at some point although not to child say "it's one f**cking thing after another here" which I know was wrong but I was soo angry. The head went off to deal with it but not before telling me that football was banned in the mornings before school. When he came back he said someone else was dealing with it but could I please watch my language (fair enough I know it was wrong but feel this has now taken priority in te severity of the case). I am just sooo upset I dont know whether ds is ok and not sure I can trust them to let me know if he's not.

Twiglett Fri 01-Jul-05 11:07:10

most important points first

why wouldn't DS be ok? .. of course he'll be ok .. and the school has a duty to let you know if he isn't .. but he will be dare I say it was 'only a football' but meant nicely in a supportive way

I think you need to approach DIL first and tell her you are concerned at how her MIL was crossing the road with kids and explain what happened

then you need to go back to bed and get up again on the right side

starlover Fri 01-Jul-05 11:09:27

oh jampots... one of those days eh?

at granny with kids on the road! wtf? i bet she was getting cross with you because she KNEW she was in the wrong, and wanted to take it out on someone else. grrrr

i'd have been cross with the kid at the school too! tut tut for swearing though!

hope the rest of your day is better!

jampots Fri 01-Jul-05 16:21:40

ds home from school now and has reported that the child (Joe) asked him at lunchtime how his head was, to which he replied "ok" Joe then asked if he could kick the basketball at his head again!!!

Honestly tell me, do I tell the school or just leaveit!

Easy Fri 01-Jul-05 16:27:16

Um, I'd leave it, it isn't worth making a fuss over

jampots Fri 01-Jul-05 16:28:17

I am too emotionally involved to be able to see the answer clearly so am grateful for any objective views - thanks

MarsLady Fri 01-Jul-05 16:39:44

breathe deep. Take the weekend to become calm. Talk to DIL, ignore the boy unless the behaviour continues or gets worse.

Don't worry about the Head. You already know that you need to be careful of your language around kids, much as we all do (even when we know that they are vile little sh*ts).

This evening, pour a lovely long glass of wine and remember the little so and so that kicked the ball is going to be all pimply and geeky and never have a girlfriend (or boyfriend for that matter).

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