Today, invitations were passed out in class. Well, to both 5th grade classes to the girls. My daughter was not invited. This is the second time this has happened. This time, she was more irritated that it was in front of her, rather than hurt that she wasn't included. Or so she says. The other girl had hurt her feelings more, because she and Kaia are friendlier to each other.
I don't care if my daughter is the most popular girl in class, but I hate that she is left out of things so often. When she doesn't have symptoms, she is great. She's also the youngest in her class, and still likes fairytales and imagination games. In fact, now that she is on her meds, she is playing catch up because alot of times when she was little she was too ill to play pretend.
I was so mad, I was tempted to throw Kaia a party and ruin this little girls birthday. But then I came to my senses and told Kaia she would kill her with kindness and we would be sure to give the child a nice gift or some cookies on her birthday.
Now I can't sleep because I want my daughter to be accepted for who she is, but I tell her not to seek the approval of others. She wanted to leave the gym she goes to because the coach "doesn't care how hard she tries" I got really mad at her for wanting to be a quitter, and yelled at her. As long as she does her best, I said, she shouldn't care what anyone thinks. But here I am, losing sleep because she was left out of a birthDAY party.