Today was a very bad day. I woke up to my daughter sobbing her heart out after seeing a video texted to her by two of her friends. Being a tween sucks. Being a parent sucks.
After I emailed the video to the parents of these girls, I spoke to one of them on the phone. She was appalled. I'm appalled. I'm incredibly hurt for my daughter. And yet, I know these girls aren't bad girls. They made a bad decision. I don't know why, and I don't know if I'll ever know why.
A couple of years ago, Emma did something pretty awful. I was devastated, and she had to deal with the consequences, which included losing an important friendship. She certainly learned a lesson, and it has stayed with her. So I've been on the other side of this, and I know how hard it is.
Tomorrow morning I have to take Emma to school. One of the students who sent her this video is in her desk group. Personal relationships are the hardest thing we do in life. I have a feeling that all the kids involved in this will get over it long before I will.