Monday, August 25, 2008

Mean Girls

I'm hesitant to blog if I don't have a picture to go along with it, but there's not always a picture to go with every story I guess. Anyway, I was helping out in Kid's Church Saturday night. I love going to church on Saturday nights! I happened to be in the 4-yr-old room with Jordan. It was me and another lady who had never helped out before and we had 20 4-yr-olds! One of which was autistic and another one was physically handicapped. It wasn't easy, but I really enjoyed it. There were however some very cliquey girls. I didn't know girls could be stuck-up at the age of 4, but they can! There are 2 little girls who will only play together and will exclude everyone else. They brought in a 3rd girl on this particular night though. (This is the 4th time I've done kids church so I know it's not an isolated incident.) They were playing with a play kitchen and wouldn't let any of the other kids play there at all. I felt so bad for the autistic boy who attempted to play there and was yelled at. The poor boy doesn't speak as it is. Jordan clung to me all night. I asked her why she didn't play with any of the other kids and she said "because they don't be my friend." I felt so bad for her. She is shy just like me. I hope she won't have a hard time making friends because of it. I want to protect her and Jake both from ever getting their feelings hurt but I know that's impossible. Jake on the other hand doesn't have a shy bone in his body. He is very sensitive though and gets hurt easily. I think a lot of times he comes on too strong for most kids. Okay I seem to be rambling and don't know where I'm going with this blog. Next time I'll look for a picture.

1 comment:

Janet said...

Wow little girls start it that young??? Maybe I should be glad that God didn't give me any....!!
GIRLS and WOMEN can be so MEAN so she might as well get used to it now !!