Bullying in School

There are just so many cute outfits for little girls, especially around the holidays.  Of course Starling, being such an extraordinarily pretty girl, looks absolutely fantastic in everything, so it is hard for me to resist buying new clothes for her.  As a matter of fact, I have far more cute Christmas outfits than there are days until Christmas.  Even if I made her change twice a day, we would still have too many adorable outfits.  Merlin was being a pain in my patootie about some of the cute clothes I bought for him, telling me that they are babyish and the other boys will make fun of him, so I decided he could wear Starling’s clothes too.  Not the dresses of course, just the leggings and tops.

Maybe it looks a little girly? It really is just so cute and festive, though.

Maybe it looks a little girly? It really is just so cute and festive, though.

You should have heard the caterwhauling on the way to school!  I dropped the kids off and headed to the gym, but I got called out of “Good Morning Stretch and Lift” in order to pick him up.  He never even went to the classroom, just straight to the office.  The principal, Mrs. Swedburg, said that Merlin was already a bit of a focus for teasing, due to some other outfits he has worn, and it would be cruel to allow him out in the hallways in his sister’s Christmas swing top and leggings.  I said that I hoped she wasn’t showing her bias about transgender people, because I have watched tv shows about the issue, which is very au courant, and perhaps she should weigh what she says on the topic more carefully.  She pointed out that Merlin does not identify as transgender.  Touché Mrs. Swedburg, for this round.

The good news is that suddenly the cute Polar Express shirt doesn't seem so babyish to him.

The good news is that suddenly the cute Polar Express shirt doesn’t seem so babyish to him.

I guess I will give the cute outfits to poor people after Christmas.

11 thoughts on “Bullying in School

  1. Ludmilla

    Maybe you could donate the clothing to Fat Alice or other fat, ugly, unpopular girls. It would be very inspirational for them to have something that belonged to a skinny, pretty, popular girl. They could hang it on their bedroom walls or something.

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  2. mythreeangles Post author

    Even though Fat Alice is now much slimmer, Starling’s clothes would never fit her, poor thing. Also, I am a very charitable, kind person and I am sure poor children will appreciate Christmas themed clothing in January (because I obviously won’t have the time to haul them to a donation center before then).

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  3. 12thFetus4Jesus

    I can’t see why Merlin thought he’d be bullied when wearing the Christmas horse shirt. Girls his age all love horses and with that top on, Merlin should be surrounded by all the young ladies. Who doesn’t love a guy who loves horses? This should be a teachable moment for Merlin- if he wants a large group of girls to choose from when he’s older, he should go hang out at a barn full of riders who are pretty much all girls. Until then, that darling shirt could actually help with interacting with the opposite sex.

    Merlin doesn’t realize how blessed he is this season.

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  4. Cindy McCain

    I don’t know, that seems a little cruel Lah Lee. I don’t think Merling likes horses. Maybe if it was a minecraft swing top or something. Those clothes look super comfortable, not sure why he has such a problem with it! I’d love to be able to dress down but you know I’m constantly followed by press and have so many appearances, I always have to look sharp. You know how it is.

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    1. mythreeangles Post author

      You always look impeccable, Cindy. I thought Merlin looked cute as a button but he is so self-concious about everything nowadays. Maybe I can enter him in a few beauty pageants to boost his confidence.

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  5. PSL Mama

    I am surprised a bit LahLee. I would think all of your children would be dressed really well. I am kind of embarrassed for poor Merlin. He is a reflection of YOU, after all. Perhaps you should re-think this one and have him dress like the wealthy, cool kids. People are going to talk if they see him in girl clothes and they’ll be talking about you!

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      1. mythreeangles Post author

        Those Matilda Jane outfits are certainly darling with all of their flounces, but girls around here are lil’ more sophisticated than that;. And MLM is such a suburban middle class thing that I wouldn’t be caught dead. But you do you, sweetie..

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