Thursday, May 17, 2007

What to do?

Bug was very upset when he came home yesterday. After some trying, he finally confessed to me that someone at the bus stop told him that I drink lots of alcohol. After some more trying he told me the little girl's name, and I went to ask her mother about it. The little girl overheard, and clarified that she heard it from one of Bug's friends and was just asking Bug if it were true. So I talked to Bug's friend's mom, who told me that he heard this from another boy at the bus stop who claimed that we are always throwing beer bottles into their yard. I was dumbfounded. I don't drink. My husband might have a beer with dinner, but the bottle usually makes it into the trash, unless he's having a bad day and then I'll find it in the sink. But someone else's yard? Who lives an entire block away from us? I don't know what to do from this point. I was comfortable talking to the first two kids and their mothers because I already sort of knew them. I don't know these other parents at all, so I'm not sure that it would be the best idea to knock on their door and ask them about this, or if I should let it go. I don't like having my charachter maligned, and I don't like that Bug is having to deal with this for absolutely no reason at all.


Lynn Marie said...

You have spoken to the first two kids and there moms, leave it there. No need to talk to EVERYONE. Kids are very curel and things like this will come up again, but let it die. You have spoken to your children, the two kids and there moms. That should be enough. Let your actions speak to your charachter.

JoAnn said...

Someone is obviously confused and it isn't you. Talk to Kegan about what he should say if it happens again. If it is still a problem in a week then I would go talk to the unknown mom.

Vida said...

I think I will let it die, unless Keeghan has any more problems at school. Thank you so much.