Wednesday, January 4

Tough cookie

Natalie is one of the hardest girls to read and to get along with. She is constantly challenging me and we butt heads quite a bit. I try so hard to make her kind and to help her see that that is the right way to be. We try to teach our children to be more like Jesus and for some reason it takes a lot to help it set in with her. She really struggles with this.

Today she walked in from school obviously upset about something that happened on their way home. Courtney and her paw come with another pair sisters, mercy and Lynne. They had gotten into an argument on the way home about something Silly and everybody had said somethings that they didn't mean and that wasn't very nice. When Natalie came home she explained her side of the story and she said she felt really bad and didn't know if they were going to be friends again. Mercy is her favorite friend at school so this really upset her. Natalie decided that the right thing to do would be to ride her bike back over to her friends house and her and Courtney apologize for whatever they did and let them know that they still wanted to be friends. This may not seem like a big deal to most children but Natalie this is huge. I am extremely proud of her for understanding the feelings she had and for taking the time to go and apologize. I know she was nervous because of her friends parents and she felt embarrassed but I know she feels good about doing the right thing.

1 comment:

Alysha Sladek said...

what a great girl. That takes a lot not just for kids but for many adults to do. I'm impressed