Well, aside from the disgusting tonsils i have, 2 other horrible things have happened today. First, my dh’s bosses have gone back on their agreement to upgrade him, so we don’t get more money so we an’t afford to move to a better rented house and secondly Pud got laughed at by the Rainbow girls for her speech problems.
In a way i am really proud of her but i am absolutely gutted too. She has been through 3 years of playgroup and ice skating, had countless groups of friends and never had this. Its not like she has been hidden away, we see LOTS of people every week and she is happy and sociable and secure. And if people ask about her gap, she tells them – and she expects them to be sensible and listen.
So what does she get today? A bunch of sniggering girlies following the pack and laughing at her speech – all because a couple of her sounds are still affected by the hole that is left. And she tried to do her normal explanation of it, and they laughed more until she gave up. BLOODY KIDS. I think she is more baffled than upset but i am fuming; at the kids, the leader, the lot.
I tell you what, not that it ever has wavered, but if my resolve to ever HE ever does waver, i shall remember this and what could be happening day in day out in the corner of a playground.
NEVER. NEVER EVER.
It seems to me that my girl is quite mature enough to handle her difference and get on with it – but i don’t see that kids shut up in a school all day are mature enough to handle it. We have SO MANY HE’d friends and they have never teased, never laughed, they ask, they enquire – they treat it as part of life. We had a completely reasonable example of it a while back and they ALL, Pud included, laughed about her saying Cokky instead of Poppy – she knew it was funny – she was happy – but it wasn’t a snigger at her – they all shared a joke. AND she KNEW that is not what was happening today.
*SCREAMS INTO PILLOW*
Whale thing slowly coming together… once i feel better i think we will get quite into it.