Monday, May 30, 2011

Karate 2

Another dramatic karate class. Luckily I had JJ's dad with me. Since it's been raining forever and there is a ton of flooding all baseball practices were canceled. JJ and Jack came to support me, too.

My class started out good. Alex and I were at opposite ends of the room. But during our water break she came over to me.
"I see you're back," she told me.
"Of course," I said.
She grabbed my water bottle but I'm not sure what she was going to do with it since JJ's dad came over. Alex gave the bottle back to me and stalked off. But somehow we ended up as partners. That was enough for me, I told the teacher that Alex was picking on me and I didn't feel comfortable being her partner. The teacher told me to tough it out! I wanted to cry, but I knew I couldn't and I knew I had to at least try to get along with Alex. Or at least figure out why she seems to hate me so much.

But JJ's dad wasn't going to put up with that. He went right up to the teacher and told him that Alex and I weren't compatible and we needed to be placed with someone we felt more confident practicing with.

I think the constant rain and cloudy weather has been making everyone a little testy because the teacher bluntly asked JJ's dad if I was his daughter or if he had any relationship to me at all and if not to mind his own children and not micromanage other people's. And then he made a nasty comment that JJ's dad must have a habit of picking up other peoples children since it is clear that JJ and Jack are not as white as their father.

We left then and are going to get that teacher fired. Since I was out early, we headed to the hospital where Mother is a secretary, which is also the hospital Jess' dad is a surgeon at. Us kidlets were told to go find a snack machine while the grown-ups talked.

JJ and I got cookies and Jack got chips and we got a bottle of apple juice to share. Our parents were still talking along with Casey, but I don't think the conversation was about karate anymore since they shut up when they saw us. Mother said I was going to spend the night at JJ's and she would pick me up in the morning.

That was Friday and Saturday. Today I'm going over to Jess' house for a Memorial Day lunch and I'll post about that when I get a chance. Sorry if this has been an angst-y-ish post. That Alex girl has really thrown me for a loop.

4 comments:

  1. Hmm, could Alex be jealous of your karate skills? Or maybe she'd like to become friends with you, even if she has a weird way of showing it?

    Wonder what your parents were talking about? Hope it's not something bad!

    Sophie

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  2. When somebody tells me to tough it out, that is when I go to my room and punch my pillow...ugh...sometimes, adults just don't understand. Having been harassed, I understand. My mother didn't get it, either, until she found out who my number one harasser was.
    Some girls are just ridiculously mean and competitive. That's why I sometimes secretly favor my guy friends.
    Bises,
    Sabine

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  3. Thanks, you guys, for your support! I think she is just one of those mean girls, like you said, Sabine. I did learn a little bit about her over the weekend, which I'll post when I get a chance. I kind of think my karate teacher is also some of the problem.

    Emily

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  4. Wow, good thing JJ's dad stepped in! Alex sounds like a real bully.

    Is she like that with other people too, or just you? Maybe she doesn't hate you; maybe she's just mean in general.

    Love,
    Kirsten

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