I was reading The Meanest Mom blog today.
She was talking about how her daughter had gotten bullied yesterday and it got me thinking about Mikayla.
She currently has a "nemesis" at school, someone who takes every chance she gets to be mean and rude to Mikayla, saying super hurtful things. I hate how mean girls can be to each other and I hate that Mikayla has to experience this.
It made me think about my own experiences and the girls (and women) who have been this type of nemesis for me. Luckily, I don't really feel like I have that in my life right now, but it wasn't so long ago, that I too was dealing with this type of person.
You know who they are. They tend to run in your circle, and although you are not "friends" with them, you are friends will all their friends. They always show up wherever you are, and it seems like every chance they get they feel the need to show you how superior they are...and put you down in some way. Ack. I hate that.
Thinking about this, makes me realize that I can't really tell Mikayla that this type of things goes away when you grow up, because in many instances, it doesn't.
But, one thing that I have realized, is that these type of people are not worth wasting my time and energy on. I mean, they aren't people I want to be friends with in the first place, so why should I care what they think? Frankly, most of the time, I don't see eye to eye with them anyway, so I can't let their opinions and actions bother me.
But, that's a lot easier to say than it is to do. Because somehow, these people also seem to have the knack of making me crazy!
So, how do you deal with this? With your kids? With yourself?