My weight affecting my son.......
Thursday, October 28, 2010
My 2nd grade son has been having trouble with some boys in his class picking on him for not wearing the "cool kid" clothes. Which apparently in this particular group of boys means that he was getting picked on for wearing his overalls, and shirts such as his Buzz Lightyear. We have been working with is teacher, and reassuring Ben that his clothes are perfectly fine, and that not everyone has to like them.
Then yesterday he came home crying from the bus saying that the same boy with another one, was picking on him on the bus. This time they told him that his mom was so fat that she couldn't even fit on the school bus. Ben is very tender hearted, and yelled at the boys to not talk about his parents. I tried my best to comfort him, and then made a call to the principal who took matters in hand immediately.
While talking to him this evening, he said that the boys weren't allowed to sit near him on the bus today. He was still acting a little strange though, so I asked him why he was so upset still. His reply....." Because Mommy, I don't want everyone calling you fat all of the time like they did on my old bus in Kindergarten."
Apparently this isn't the first time this has happened. Children on the bus have been talking about his "fat" mom for three years now, and he is just now admitting it. As you can imagine, I'm devastated! I knew that my weight could affect my health, I knew that it was affected my capabilities of doing some things, but I never imagined that my son was having to hear others make fun of me on a regular basis!
I'm hurt of course, and for his sake wish that I could just make it all go away....but I can't. This has gave me more motivation than ever to get my life back in control. MY CHILDREN SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO SUFFER BECAUSE OF MY MISTAKES AND BAD CHOICES!!