Friday, March 22, 2013

Kid Got Suspended From School, And I'm Not Even Mad About It

Logan, my butterflies and cotton candy kid, got suspended from school yesterday for two days.  He pummeled a kid to the ground and bloodied his nose.

Mind you, Logan is usually the peacekeeper and tries to stay out of trouble.  The only other time he was irate at school was years ago when kids were telling "Yo Mama" jokes and he thought they were directed towards HIS mama.  Even then, he didn't use his fists to fix the problem.

I'll be the first to say that I don't condone fighting.  If I find my kids are ever bullies to other classmates, they'll feel the wrath of their mother.  And it won't be pretty.  HOWEVER, I refuse to let my kids be bullied.

This particular kid came up to Logan during class break and called Logan a fu**ing coward.  Logan replied that he wasn't scared of the kid.  Mistake on his part, the kid told Logan he was going to kick him in the nuts and then started towards him.  Logan was having no part of it so he took the kid down to the ground and bloodied his nose.  Both got suspended for two days.

This isn't the first time the classmate has harped on Logan or tried to start a fight.  He's also tried to get his digs in on Adam.  (Not comparing the boys, but I'm surprised Adam wasn't the one to take action.)  Both Logan and Adam have put up with this kid's antics for quite some time.  Maybe now he'll know my kids aren't ones to be messed with.

Fighting doesn't solve problems and I don't okay it on a normal basis.  But this wasn't a normal basis and I won't fault my kid for sticking up for himself.


Masshole Mommy said...

I always say to my kid, don't throw the first punch, but make sure you throw the last. I don't condone picking fights, but I won't let my kids be bullied, either. Good for you - you raised him right :)

Nichol said...

We don't condone fighting either, but we've told both our kids that you must stick up for yourself. Bullying in any way, shape or form is horrible. Good for your son for sticking up for himself and awesome for you to not be upset!