Well, a few of my fears were realized yesterday. Day two of the anti-bullying program did not go as swiftly. Sydney was pushed out of the line by the girl twice and apparently she also twisted her arm. Sydney elected not to talk to the teacher for fear of retaliation but we are yet to get to the real root of what she fears. She is trying to lead us to believe that she is fearful that the girl will tell Mrs. Holder about an incident that happened almost a month ago. The problem is that the incident does not seem like that big of a deal and, frankly, I don't believe that anyone would care. Regardless, the girl is holding it over her head and Sydney is fearful of it. I just don't get it. There must be something more at play, and if there is, we are having no luck at getting to the bottom of it.
Lynley is drafting an email to the teacher and we will do our best to get to the bottom of this today.
On another note, the Dudester and I are going on a field trip to visit the Ballpark in Arlington, the home of the Texas Rangers. I am the official class photographer. I know, a little disappointing. However, I will do my very best to get some good candid shots of the kids. I am incredibly busy with work but I am genuinely looking forward to this little opportunity to bond with Dudely. It ought to make for a truly fun day.
Some days purpose is bittersweet.