Witchlette amazes me everyday.
She is an amazing example of humanity, and a wonderful representative of empathy, apathy, and forgiveness.
I know she’s only 1, but the amount of amazingness within her is awe inspiring. And I know a lot of parents will gloat about how wonderful and advanced their previous angels are. Every parent has the right to and every child should be in a home where they are looked at as the amazing little miracles they are. Witchlette is in that kind of household with me and Hubby.
Sometimes I think she may be Ghandi reincarnated. The love and forgiveness she shows at such a young age is astounding.
She is being bullied at her daycare. I know, they are only one and they likely aren’t “bullying” and a little bit of adversity will make a person stronger in the end. But the child who is the aggressor is rather apathetic…it’s actually a little scary. The teachers in the room are mindful of the situation and do everything they can to keep the terrorizing child away from her.
One day she was pushed. This was the first incident, and not a huge deal. This is the incident I was there to see. The aggressor was put into time-out and Witchlette was able to go about her business. Which included walking up to him and giving him a kiss goodbye.
One day last week, she was bitten on the face. A much bigger deal, but I played it off in front of her as to not upset her. I went a little over-the-top when venting with Hubby later that night. Mama Bear surfaced for a while…my child was hurt and there was nothing I could really do about it…except I made sure that the aggressor’s mother would be notified…and I focused on Witchlette’s reaction. She was bit hard, her face instantly turned purple with teeth marks. According to the teacher, she was playing on the other side of the room and he just walked over to her and chomped unprovoked. It happened so quickly the teacher didn’t have the chance to intervene. Witchlette’s reaction? She gave him a hug before we went home.
My little precious one-year-old is amazing and I want to be like her when I grow up.