My 3 yo started in a new school. She’s very shy, and usually very quiet.
There’s this kid in her class whom I’ll call G. G is a little hurricane, the kid can’t stay in the same spot for half a second, not particularly rare at that age though. My daughter told me about a week after school started “G hit me, mommy”. I asked her what happened and she said that G pushed her in the classroom. She mentioned it few times and I told her “it must have been an accident, he didn’t mean it, be nice to the other kids, etc.”
Today her teacher told me she fell in the playground and hit her forehead. She was taken to the infirmary, they put some cream on her forehead and didn’t call me because she seemed OK. My daughter bruises easily and it shows for days, she didn’t have a bruise, not even a little bump, so it doesn’t seem as if it was a big deal, though I certainly appreciate their caution.
When we got home she told me G had pushed her. “G pushed me in the playground, and I felt and got hurt”. Here’s the thing, the teacher mentioned nothing about that. I really give no much importance to these types of incidents. I am amazed that after two years in school she’s never showed up bruised or bitten. The new school has a lot fewer kids than her old one (12 kids for 2 teachers) and the staff seems very nice and competent.
I am ready to dismiss all this as nonsense, 3 yos are not exactly at the height of their intellect, or memory. G is just a kid, he’s actually shorter than my daughter, just a lot more active. I am not mad or anything, I am not even sure this is noteworthy.
Should I ask the teacher if that was really the case? Should I just forget about that unless she shows up bruised or something? Or should I pay this guy Vinny to kneecap G?*
*For the humour-impaired, I am joking.