Day 3 of Camp:
Isaak went to get on the bus to go home. He noticed his cousin Elijah was towards the back of the bus. That was the only spot left. He sat down. There was a kid that was licking his fingers and flinging his fingers at them to hit them.
Isaak said, "Why are you being mean to us? We didn't do anything to you!"
The Bully said, "You looked at me. That's what you did."
Isaak said, "We can stop this right now, start over, and be friends."
My nephew Elijah just hit him back.
This happened their whole bus ride home.
Isaak came home, and told me about it.
I gave him a few tips to deal with this jerk:
- Sit towards the front of the bus, by the bus driver. The punk wouldn't dare to sit up there.
- Sit next, in front, or behind Mica and Evan (both their older siblings).
- Yell, "Stop it!" to get other people's attention.
I did tell Isaak that this kid probably got picked on, or was treated bad by his parents. Possibly he was ignored all together. Some people feed off negative attention. Regardless there's no excuse for him to act that way.
Travis is going to try and talk to this the Bully and his parent. We just don't know if their drop off is in the same spot as our kids.
How do you deal with punks like this when you were little?
I was diplomatic like Isaak. I was pretty shy and quiet. Yes people liked to pick on me.
At least this jerk doesn't go to school with my kids!
*Update: Travis didn't talk to the kid, or his parents. He has a different pick up and drop off. Travis, Isaak, my nephew Elijah, and my sister Terra all talked to the camp leader on the bus. She's going to report the incident to the camp director. Even if nothing happens at least something was said.