Sometimes it can be hard being 5 (and a half).
Sometimes when you are not use to being teased, because you are an only child, it can really make you sad.
It can be so confusing when your friends say mean things and then forget about it 5 minutes later but for you it sits in your belly and your heart and makes you feel yukky.
It can make your tummy hurt and it can make you cry.
It can make you feel confused and overwhelmed.
It make you scared and make you not want to go to school.
It can be hard to tell mummy and daddy because you haven't figured it out in your head yet.
And your reaction is real and justified and its not because you are overly sensitive or that you need to toughen up, its because you haven't had to learn how to respond to this type of behaviour before.
But then when you do tell Mummy she can help make it better.
She can help you practice what to say to the other kids when they say mean things.
She can tell you it does hurt and it is awful and it is mean and she can wipe your tears.
She can talk to the teacher who also noticed that things had changed in the little gang and the teacher can reassure you and tell you to always tell her if you are sad.
But sometimes Mummy struggles with other peoples parenting styles and that she has no control over what other children tell you about the world.
And that the way some kids talk to you is how they get spoken to at home and that people have different rules at their house and tell their kids things that mummy doesn't want you to know about yet.
But now you are learning to be brave and to tell someone if you feel sad or confused.
And some days we all need reminding so I made you this so you would remember.