Hopefully I don’t look like Howard Beale making his famous speech. But his words ring true.
I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!!!
What has my ire up?
Usually I’m complaining about something that one of the kids did or didn’t do that has my goat. But when someone hurts my kids, even emotionally with a letter, I’ll act like the Leonean mother that I am. I’m very protective of my cubs. You hurt my kids, you have to deal with me, by God!
It all boils down to a girl who used to be one of my daughter’s friends. The girl made such poor choices that her parents sent her to a wilderness program in Utah followed by boarding school in Arizona never to return home until she has graduated from high school. In the letter, the girl blames my daughter for her poor choices. Shifting the blame! Not taking responsibility!
Although I never felt at ease around the girl’s father, her mother was one of my friends. Now I’m not so sure anymore.
Even though there are rough spots in raising children, I would still take one of mine over 1,000 of the other girl.
Am I being petty if I resent the other girl’s letter telling my daughter that they can’t be friends anymore? Am I petty for wanting to cut off contact with the parents? Do I owe them an explanation of why I want to cut off contact? Do I owe them anything?
Someone talk me away from the window.
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