I really feel like breaking my foot off in a certain somebody's butt right now.
Last month I wrote about Little Guy's romance in A Lid for Every Pot. Things have been going really nice for them, and they're still spending time together. They're getting together tomorrow afternoon at her house to hang out and have dinner.
Anyway, Little Guy came home from school last night and was feeling horribly upset. It's kind of confusing, but Hot Chick's mom and I more or less got to the bottom of it a little later.
Hot Chick is having a hard time in school this year. She feels like some girls are picking on her, and she's not enjoying school very much. There is a girl in their transitions class I'll call Sally.
Hot Chick and Sally just don't get along at all, which hey, happens in real life. You're not going to like everybody you meet, and everybody isn't going to like you.
Sally has a sister who is also a student in the high school, but doesn't have disabilities and isn't part of the transitions class. I guess she has too much time on her hands, or thinks that stirring the sh*t-pot for Hot Chick is a sisterly thing to do.
She pulled Little Guy aside and told him some bad things about Hot Chick, including that she is "cheating on him". Honestly, Little Guy doesn't really know what that means except in a vague way. Also, he has such a sunny disposition that he doesn't like to say or think bad things about other people, even if they're cruel to him.
So Sister dragged Little Guy over to confront Hot Chick with her cheating, and Hot Chick (who's a little more savvy than my son) was terribly hurt by the whole thing.
In return, Little Guy---who wouldn't ever try to hurt anybody's feelings deliberately---and didn't really understand what was going on in the first place, was upset for having upset her. Apparently some para-educators had to get involved with the whole drama and straighten some of it out.
It's all sooooooo...High School.
Wait. It's all so High School.
On one hand, I guess I should feel that this is really a "normal" bunch of crap that Little Guy is experiencing. Something that all teens go through. Wasn't mainstreaming him supposed to provide him with the same experiences as his peers? Good as well as bad?
On the other hand, I want to put on my bunny slippers and break my foot off in that girl's heinie. How dare she insinuate herself into Little Guy and Hot Chick's relationship, when it's been such a good thing for both of them? Who in the hell does she think she is?
So Hubby and I sat Little Guy down to make sure he understood what had happened. Some people may seem to be nice, but if all they do is tell you lies and try to make you mad at others, then they really aren't your friend. Little Guy's friendship with Hot Chick is between the two of them, and not anyone else's business. If they're happy with the way things are going, then that's all that matters.
I put a call into the transitions leader to give her a head's up, in case there's some fall-out.
But damn, my foot is itching.