My heart aches today because my son is having trouble with some of the boys on our block. My 12 year old son is a pretty nice kid. All he wants to do is hang out and play some ball. He has a bunch of friends at school, but we're outnumbered by nasty boys on this block. Yesterday, I had a confrontation with one of the mothers. It has been brewing for a while. I tend to be a peacemaker and shy away from shaking things up. Yesterday was different. One of these jerks tried to choke my son. He thought he was some kind of tough guy. My son pushed him back hard. His mother is looking at my son like he's a troublemaker. Block politics are going to be a problem from now on.
I'm worrying about my son having to deal with this kid on the bus today. He probably won't hesitate to start "trash talking". I know my son will brush it off. But I also know that it will bother him. I hate that he has to deal with these jerks. Why couldn't we live on a nicer block.
I have to go get my other boys ready for the bus. I feel like crying today.