August 30, 2005

Boudicca's Little Army

There are bullies in every school. In the car today, Son#2 told a story of a 5th grader we know, a complete creep, that pushed him out of the way in the cafeteria and said, “Get out of the way, freak!”

Yeah, the kids on my major garbage list, but he was there already. I’m keeping an eye on the situation.

Anyway, he tells this story and his brothers were not around during the incident. Suddenly, the other two were plotting with him on what they’ll do as a team against this bully should Son#2 get picked on again.

I’ve got myself a little Army here. I let them rant a bit and then told them to cool it, that they were NEVER to instigate anything. It is one thing to work as one for a brother, it is another to plot revenge for being pushed or to start trouble.

I have no desire to get called in because Boudicca’s Boys got into something they shouldn’t have.

We’re at the dinner table, the story comes up again. Immediately my husband starts with, “You are brothers. You work as one. You defend each other…” and on and on he went. THEN, he looks at my eldest and says, “Whose the toughest boy in your class?” They went down the list for the two toughest boys in 5th grade, who happen to be good friends with my eldest, and suddenly we have this 3 family team that can go up against anyone.

Did I tell you my husband is Italian?

Yeah. So this continues and we get, the three families can take on any 5th grader and now we've moved onto first graders who think they're big and tough and might pick on Bones. Bones informs them that the toughest kid in his class... is his best friend.

I truly cannot stand this kid. He's obnoxious. It's that whole 'birds of a feather thing'. Discussion ensues about how rude he is and Bones actually says, 'Just because he spit on Son#2's neck, doesn't make him a BAD KID!"

Great. I'm waiting to see how the definition of 'bad kid' continues to change over the years. I also dread the day I get wind of a mother saying to their son, "Don't you hang out with Bones!" Hey, it could be worse. It could be, "Watch out for Boudicca's Boys!" Lovely.

Posted by Boudicca at August 30, 2005 09:22 PM | TrackBack

Sounds more like the Mini Mafia ;)

Posted by: S at August 30, 2005 11:06 PM

Good for them! Brudders gotta stick together.

Posted by: Morrigan at August 30, 2005 11:19 PM

LOL! My apologies... but the picture in my mind is hilarious. I will not type it out.. ask me Thursday. ;-)

Posted by: vw bug at August 31, 2005 07:06 AM

Sounds like a good Scottish clan to me, family and allied families. *G*

Posted by: Laughing Wolf at August 31, 2005 07:28 AM

Hey, plotting revenge isn't instigating! It's retaliation!

Posted by: Ogre at August 31, 2005 07:37 AM

Are they all going to start wearing the same colors and/or wear their clothes in some goofy manner. It sounds like you've got a little gang starting. :)

Posted by: Contagion at August 31, 2005 08:24 AM

You should be proud of them! Standing up for one another builds character! ;)

Posted by: Oddybobo at August 31, 2005 08:50 AM

Wait... Contagion... isn't that called a Clan?

Posted by: Bou at August 31, 2005 10:34 AM

I can't wait to hear what happens when they make the kid an offer he can't refuse...

But please no images of hoses' heads and bedrooms...

Posted by: David at August 31, 2005 11:23 AM


That's "hoRses' heads"

(I HAVE to get some new fingers. These keep insisting on typing nonsense... )

Posted by: David at August 31, 2005 11:24 AM

ya dont get mad-ya get even! Most of the time the bullies are not all that tough and when some kid stands up to them they back off. I have got about a dozen black eyes trying to prove this theory but still believe it. One time I resorted to carying a sock about half full of rocks. It served well as an equalizer and was easier to conceal than a base ball bat.

Posted by: GUYK at August 31, 2005 07:15 PM

Bros sticking together, the way it should be. I like it.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at August 31, 2005 09:34 PM

"Boudicca's Boys"

I'm picturing that on the back of a leather jacket :-)

Posted by: Harvey at August 31, 2005 10:28 PM

Hmmm... my own little mafia... :)

Kind of ironic that Boudicca's Boys would be Half Celt and Half Roman.

Posted by: Bou at August 31, 2005 10:47 PM

I used to carry around a wicked tapered 2 1/2 foot length of maple branch with a handle carved into one end that I christened "Diplomacy" (because almost any adverse situation can be resolved by a proper application of diplomacy).

Yeah, I'm thinking I should stop there as to not give your kids any ideas should they happen to be reading over your shoulder :)

Posted by: Graumagus at September 2, 2005 01:20 PM