One other thing I noticed was another little girl. Ciara had mentioned her before, about how she doesn't share, and she isn't very nice. I will call her "Pam." From the moment Pam came in, she was just plain mean. She was hitting and pushing the other kids, and she refused to do what the teacher asked. The thing that was most upsetting to me was what happened during our coloring time. I was sitting at the coloring table where the kids were making their pages. At one point, Pam and 3 other girls were sitting at the table. Pam starts whispering to the girl next to her. She then states (in a really snotty voice) that she is making a club with the girl next to her, but the other girls aren't invited because they aren't popular. She then starts to taunt them, and just kept saying how popular she is, and they can't come to her house, only popular people can. I was so shocked! A 4/5 year old talking about being popular? What is she learning at home? Is she getting this stuff from her parents, and older sibling, or TV? Either way, I just had a flash of her in 10 years as one of the "Mean Girls" of high school. Then I got worried for my kids. Is it too much to hope that they can just be nice people, not popular, not picked on, just nice, good kids? Are any kids like that anymore?
All in all, it was a very entertaining day at the preschool.