The woman just wanted her daughter to feel safe during her birthday party.
One of the many problems in today’s society is bullying. This occurs in various areas of coexistence and people of all ages; however, schools are the places where bullying seems to be a daily occurrence. It is an unfortunate situation that is far from over and that many of us have experienced firsthand.
For parents, the idea that their children could experience this type of bullying is terrifying. And when it happens they want to do everything they can to make their little one feel safe inside the school, like talking to the bully; although many times that is not enough and it continues to happen. In that case, all they can do is provide a safe, trusting and harmonious space in their homes.
This idea is what motivated a mother not to invite a girl to her daughter’s birthday party. She simply did not want her little girl to feel bad, insecure and afraid in her celebration. But as expected, this decision did not please the other girl or her mother at all.
Faced with the uproar, the woman decided to share her story on networks to vent.
Via Reddit, a loving mother recounted her experience anonymously. In the community called ‘Am I the 1idiot?’, this person, in addition to recounting the event, wanted to know the opinion of other users on whether he did well or badly.
He begins by saying that for his daughter’s birthday party Peyton they invited all but one of their classmates. The school they attend is small and there are only 20 students in the classroom; among them, there is a girl who loves to tease Peyton.
The situations have occurred several times and the parents of both girls have already talked to stop the bullying of one another. However, the infant continues to intimidate the 7-year-old girl. The woman described some episodes in which the girl teased her daughter: she calls her “fat”, “ugly” and says that she is not pretty enough to be a cheerleader. She doesn’t let her play with the rest of the girls either, and on one occasion, when they were playing rope, she made him lose on purpose. The event was seen by a teacher and the parents were informed but the situation still did not improve.
Every time, Peyton comes home crying, and of course, her mother worries a lot. For this reason, the woman decided not to invite that girl who has made her daughter suffer so much.
When the time came, he sent invitations to each of the children except the aforementioned.
He clarified that the invitations were delivered to the parents and not directly to the children. But when they were notified, they started talking about the event in the classroom because the little girl’s parties are well known for how fabulous they are. And that’s when everything got out of control. The girl, realizing that she was not invited, felt bad and of course, her mother wanted to do something about it.
“The other girl’s mom called me to talk about it and said now her daughter is crying, she was the only girl not invited and everyone at school is talking about the party,” Peyton’s mom wrote.
“I explained to him that his daughter is not nice to my daughter and that is the reason why she was not invited (the mother knows this),” he added.
The answer did not please that woman, who immediately played the role of victim. She began to complain and say that she was rude to her daughter; that she was teaching him to be a “bully” since it’s okay to “use her wealth to get friends.” But Peyton’s mother was adamant about her decision not to welcome her to the party.
Not happy with that, the woman then asked if she could have her daughter write an apology letter to Peyton so they would reconsider letting her in. The answer kept being no and for a month (up to the date of the party) it was a big problem.
Finally the party took place and the woman had the audacity to show up with her daughter to the party to which she was not invited. She evidently did not let her pass and the celebration was a complete success; Peyton had fun in the company of her friends without worrying that someone might disturb her. Reddit users responded to the woman that she had done the right thing by prioritizing her daughter and not giving in to the other mother’s demands. They also mentioned that both mother and daughter should learn that all actions have consequences.