Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bullying issue

Recently we brought Tomato to a weekend at the beach, we booked a chalet for a night. We asked along Oink's sister and her brood and my in laws.

It was quite pleasant, it was  not as crowded as I expected it to be.

The first day at the pool was fun. We met alot of familiar faces.

The second day, after brunch, we decided to spend our remaining time frolicking in the pool. Our nephew joined us. It was alright until a boy suddenly came charging at our nephew. He was taunting him, pushing him with his float. My nephew was helpless, he was not taught to be mean. So he did what he could, that is to paddle far far away from him. When the bullying boy, can't reach my nephew, he targeted tomato instead! Even though he was told off by adults whom I assume are his parents, he didn't show any sign of backing up. What Oink and I could do was shielding Tomato with our own body. I placed both my arms on Tomato's float and I shot the boy angry looks. Soon, my nephew came back, the bully lost interest and started to chase my poor nephew instead.

After that trip, I can't get the incident out of my mind. It made me worried. What if my tomato is bullied at school, and neither Oink or I is there to protect her?

When the time is right,I think we need to start educate Tomato on how to protect herself.

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