All week I have tried to forget about this but to no avail. Last month, Faith told me that "I feel so stupid, Mom." She didn't want me to take her down to the bus stop because none of the other kids' mom was down there. I felt awful because my little girl was growing up. And yes, when it was raining. I took the opportunity to walk her down to the bus stop. They can't take umbrellas to school.
When I get down there, the kids can't wait to tell me what my 8 year old neighbor's daughter, Kayla, did on the bus on Tuesday. It still makes me cringe. This little 8 year old girl flashed the entire bus. At first, Kayla denied that she did it. She said all that she showed was her stomach. But the kids kept telling me that she had shown all of her. They saw her bra. She denied it until this little boy. I'm guessing he was about 9 years old turned beat red and said, "Kayla, you were wearing a purple bra with some kind of white design on it." Kayla said she wasn't. But in a few minutes, she admitted she was wearing a purple bra but it was a Brat bra. I would say about 9 kids told me the same story so finally Kayla admitted it was true. She said that she not only mooned the whole bus. She, also, mooned the kids when she got off the bus.
I explained to her that was not appropriate for a little girl her age. She told me that her parents knew about it and didn't mind. I believe her. I believe that she told them. Two years ago when she was just a kindergartner, she beat some kid up on the bus. Her drunken mother (my wonderful redneck neighbor) bragged about it all over town. My heart just goes out for this child. Children Services has been called several times but her parents know how to fool the system. Nothing ever comes from it.
The neighbors told me. "Well like mother like daughter." Since it is a well known fact that her mother mooned my husband. Not only did she show him her butt by bending over. We saw everything. I mean everything that a woman has. She, also, pulled down her shirt to show us the front side. For more information about them, please read I would move but only for one reason.
I've tried everything to help these kids. The neighborhood has as well. I can't let my kids play with their kids. I'm worried about what will happen to my kids or what they will learn to early. Would you let your kids play with them? How far would you go to protect your child?