Apparently, you can prove or disprove someone's homosexuality and/or mental disability by winning a fistfight in a public school restroom. Not being a higher order "male" creature, I lack understanding of these matters. The vice-principal at G's school explained that this fight is probably resolved, as now the parties involved have come to an understanding.
I was very tempted to ask about what this understanding entailed. I kinda doubt that any homosexual out there in the world fully realized his gayness after getting pummelled in the restroom ("Yeah, now I realize that I'm gay! This bruise proves it! I'm a sissy because I lost!"). Sighhh.. I don't get it. The VP almost sounds as though he feels that now that the simmering hate has come to blows, these young men can back off and see how silly the verbal fights were in the first place. And the boys don't even remember what the original disagreement was about.
Um, so why were they calling each other names all year on the bus, and why did they slug each other today??? Ok, not getting it here. So not getting it.
I was also tempted to ask the fellow to put G on the phone so I could ask him what big thing he just proved, but I didn't. I was also tempted to ask why bunches of boys would be waiting for this fight to happen in the restroom (it was PRE-SCHEDULED, just like the big matches!!) and didn't tell staff until about the third round. Ding-ding.
Wouldn't you think the spectators who did nothing deserve some sort of punishment as well? Oh, no, I'm not saying my child shouldn't be in trouble. Nope. Just that there's enough yuck to go around here.
Ok, hilarious post here about raising boys and how we moms get a little overprotective. Excerpt: "While I am on the subject of boys and physical interactions, I may as well go ahead and alienate the rest of you by telling you that when I see little boys playing with their toy guns and I hear mothers say, 'WE DON'T POINT GUNS AT PEOPLE! NEVER POINT GUNS AT PEOPLE!' I want to add the disclaimer, 'except in instances where Somali pirates are holding an innocent captain of a U.S. vessel hostage or a mad gunman has commandeered an Amish school house. In that case, please, do point guns at people and hit your target with accuracy. That is the kind of gun control I can stand behind.'"
Well, here's hoping for a peaceful weekend to you all. Will work on cultivating a peaceful attitude within myself (help me, God!) before the older children arrive home from school.