C came home this evening after a rough day at school with some of her ‘friends.’ She’s had problems with these friends on and off all year. They are the kind that are nice when they feel like it and cruel in their turn. As we talked to her this evening we realized that things have escalated since the last time she mentioned these girls and we found it necessary to involved the teacher, so I emailed her this evening. Hopefully it will be resolved quickly. In the meantime, it breaks my heart that there are mean girls in the world and that they have crossed paths with my daughter. It was bound to happen, but seeing her tears, and feeling her body heaving with the sobs made me very sad indeed.