Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Such a Proud Mommy, I Am!

My handsome guy has been made fun of at school for his glasses. Poor guy. I had no idea.

For 2 weeks, before the holiday, he didn't want to go to school. He wouldn't tell me why. Well over the school break I found out why. I had banged his glasses, by accident.

He said "Well great! That is why I do not want to go to school! Because people make fun of me and call me "Silly Glasses Boy!"

My heart sank.

I called the preschool last week. School was to reopen today. They were so great. They told me how they would do a lesson on it. They would read "Arthur Get's New Glasses" and have a discussion on how everyone is different.

I told Tommy that would be happening at school. It wasn't good enough. He told me how he was going to stand up in front of all his friends and tell them how it hurts his feelings. I was happy, but figured he would NEVER do that, once he got to school.

Off we went today. I chatted with the teacher and told her what he wanted to do. She said ok, no pressure. She would ask him at circle time if he wanted to say something to the class.

I picked him up today and guess what? He did it! My 5 year old son, stood up in front of 20 kids and staff and said "I do not like it when you call me names and make fun of me and my glasses. It hurts my feelings. Please stop."

The teacher said she has never seen anything like it. She was so proud of him! I was too.

That made me feel like I am doing something right raising him!


Sarah said...

Oh, what a wonderful story. Your are rightfully proud!It actually made me tear up, my daughter also has glasses and is in preschool, so I feel your pain.
What an amazing little boy you have! I am going to read this post to Hannah as inspiration!

Karla said...

Wow that's awesome (Tommy's reaction- not the situation obviously!). Good for Tommy and his gusto!!!
Be proud Momma!

Erin said...

Oh that is so cool that he got up and said that in front of the class! I am sorry he was being teased for his glasses, he looks so handsome in them!

Tiffany said...

Wow! That is great that he told them how it made him feel. So many adults can't stand up for themselves like that. I'm impressed!

Blissful Babe said...

That is so freaking awesome! Way to go Tommy! Way to go Mommy!!

Whatta guy!!! *I* am proud of him!!


Bridget said...

WOW what a great kid, your son rocks!
Happy almost birthday to you and thank you for my birthday visit!
p.s. Capricorns rock too!

Kelly said...

GO Tommy!

Anonymous said...

WOW I'm proud of him too Go Tommy!!!

Anna said...

That totally made me tear up Rebecca!! I'm so proud of Tommy too- he can't help that he looks like such a stud in his new glasses!!

-Bridget said...

That's so awesome! Go Tommy! That makes me so sad that he would be made fun of for that. I'm so glad he stuck up for himself. I hope he gets some peace now.

Kaycee said...

I love it!! He sounded so polite and well mannered :)