My little Princess, in all of her 5 year of life have had so many friends issues at school. In her first year at school they were only 4 girls in the class - two that had Tshwana as their home language, The Lil Miss and a little J. Naturally the two Tshwana girls formed a bond and the Lil' Miss and J became great friends. At the end of that year her parents returned to England and my princess was left in class with the other two, being third wheel on the wagon for the last two months of the year. She ended up forming a friendship with a little boy, R.
The next year the class was joined by an Afrikaans girl, X, and the teachers immediately got the two girls together as it seemed like a good match. An Indian and English girl (Z) joined the class. X turned out to be a huge huge bully and we had many tears as she and the Indian girl joined up into a bully crowd. So The Lil Miss and Z became friends, great friends until she left in August to return to America (yeah you've guessed it - lots of embassy staff has their kids in the school). So the Tshwana girls and R became the Lil Miss' friends for the year - they formed a loose little group with some arbitrary boys added in the mix. But no real friend - no close bond.
When the new year came a new girl joined in the older class, G and to all's surprise she and the Lil Miss became fast friends - they seemed to share a lot of laughs. Her own class stayed stable in terms of girls- Somehow there are always more boys than girls around. The tears were flowing at the end of last year when G had to say goodbye, as they were moving to Australia. I was worried, because for this year the girls in the class will consist of , the two Tshwana girls and the Lil Miss - I just knew we had trouble on hand. To my big surprise in the second week of school, a new name pops up in conversations. C and she is in the same group at swimming, in the same class and are playing all the time, the Lil Miss tells me. And then the teacher calls me aside to tell me that we have a beautiful new friendship blooming between the Lil Miss and C and that the class has found a way to deal with the bully now that she has no partner in crime - they just ignore her when she becomes agresive, but plays with her when she is not. I tell you - who says 5 year olds can not sort out issues ?(or maybe it is Teacher K's great leadership).
On Saturday her long time friend R had his birthday party. He invited all the boys in the class and only the tow new friends from the girl as apparently they are his friends too. So I had the chance to meet C and her mommy and I could not be happier. Let's hope for many happy friend days. So for Two for Twosday:
The Lil' Miss and C on one bike, C and her mom and some other very joyful party pictures.
not figure out how to place pictures, how to add text between them. My word! I love that I can make my pictures bigger, but what's the use. Anybody has advice? (apart from moving to Wordpress)