Monday, April 28, 2008

Buck Tooth Betty (Not Nice!)

Just when I thought I had nothing to blog about tonight.....
DH took K and B to their hip hop class this afternoon. I went to a meeting on regionalization with another town. Since I am running for school comm., I need to be up on these things. I am even going to have to answer questions on TV (well, the local channel) on Wed night. UGH/ACK/BLEH. Yes, I am already wondering what to wear. Do they give you a clothing budget once you get on the school comm?

Anyway, K comes running in the door with "that" face on. I knew something was up the minute I saw her. "B called me Bucktooth Betty." Mind you, I am not sitting on the couch wrapped up in a silk shawl drinking martinis. I am in full, re-heat leftovers, cook a pizza, chug a glass of wine so I can get dinner on the table the minute they get home, mode. She bursts into tears, B comes up trying to explain how it just slipped out. Now this is the one thing that K can't handle. Her front teeth are protruding and she is getting braces tomorrow (oh, yeah, that will be a story and a 1/2). B knows I have no tolerance for teasing at this level (talk about going for the jugular). So B bursts into tears too and heads for her room and slams the door so hard, a picture falls off the wall. Since K has told me of her pain, she is automatically better.

B, after I get DH's and K's dinner on the table, tries to explain on how it is K's fault that her teeth are sticking out there and she just had to comment on it. I tried to say that this is K's main concern. I didn't want to come out and say if someone called B chubby she would have had the same reaction. She said that she wrote in her journal that K was "stupid". I had to explain to her that writing in her journal was actually a good way to release feelings and that I am sure I had written not so nice things about my sister when I was younger. (I take them all back now Karen, you are my best friend and I wouldn't trade you for a puppy anymore!) Anyway B was mad at K for telling me in the first place especially when it "just slipped out". I had to put it straight to B and tell her that she was actually in the wrong here.Trust me, she did not want to hear that!

So, now I am exhausted (even moreso now that I just typed this all out). Let me copy John Lennon and ask, "Can't we just all get along?" OY!

7 comments:

scargosun said...

GA! This brings back memories. I said L was flat chested and she called me fat. She was always able to hurt me but except for the flat chested comment, I could never say anything truly hurtful to her (not teeth comments, no acne comments, etc). I STILL to this day don't know why I couldn't do it AND she was the younger one.

caution said...

KIDS! My MIL used to go crazy when one of her kids said something "mean" about the other. I always thought she did crazy very well and I thought she was unrealistic about sibling life. Now my kids say the same things and they hurt ME more than their intended target.

Running for your school board? WOW! When's the election?

Colleen said...

Poor K...Poor B...poor you! That's hard to wade through. I had prominant front teeth until I got may braces, too, so I understand the pain. With 4 brothers, I didn't get picked on quite the same way that those boys picked on each other, but I watched my cousins tear at each other like that. Kudos to you for trying to nip that in the bud early so that your girls will have good healthy views of themselves and others.

Sue said...

Thanks you guys. School election is May 15th. 3 people running for 2 seats.
Braces are on, I will write about it later!

Jules said...

Well since I came into this conversation late, let me just say.......sending you good vibes to stay calm, which you are right now, I'm sure (see? it worked) and

(((....vOTe foR Sue.... VOtE fOr Sue ...VOTE FOR SUE!!)))

thoughts in various forms, to all the people in your area.

Queen Mommy said...

Please I beg you all just to get along. It is exhausting breaking up the fights. Soothing the hurt feelings. Listening to the whining...

MsFish said...

It's ok sue - what you didn't know is that I read your journal way back then :)

NO! I did not! But I am so glad to know you love me more than puppies now! I love you more than puppies too!:)