Monday, June 2, 2008

Give a Hoot

Kje and I watched a movie a few weeks ago. One of the opening scenes showed a boy on his first day at a new school and of course, in stereotypical fashion, he gets picked on by the bully. A big, fat one at that.

Fast forward to tonight, after three bedtime stories on dinosaurs. (Have you ever heard of a Jubbulpuria?)

"It was a good day at school today Mom," Kje says all of sudden.

"I know," I replied smiling, "you told me already." He had made at least five friends and went outside four times.

"I didn't get picked on by the bully."

"What? Is there a bully in your school?" Mom alarm bells are going off and I am thinking that perhaps the perfect little school we signed him up in isn't so perfect after all.

"You know, like the movie, Hoot. He got bullied on his first day, I didn't."

All of a sudden I realize what he is talking about. Hmmmm...

"I was the only new kid today. I was special."

He snuggles down under his cover and gazes at the glow-in-the-dark wallpaper on the far wall.

My toes fall down on the yellow shag carpet and I look out the window at our forest view. New city, new school, new friends, new house, new yard, new bedroom, and what I hear back is that it was a good day at school.

Special indeed.

2 comments:

A Diver's Mom said...

Change is good and change is scary but the thing we worry the most about is how change affects our kids. That moment must have given you confidence that this big change is all good.

Maggy and Me said...

Congratulations on starting your brand new life in Victoria! Sounds like it's all falling into place - very exciting.

BTW, my 9-year old neice and I watched Hoot a while ago and we loved it! She watched it about 20 times in a row following... seems like it resonates quite a bit for the younger set. Cool.