I think that Bud has had his first fight with a friend.
"Kelly is angry with me," he told me. "She call me 'Buster.' She says, 'I don't want to play with you anymore.'"
I just don't know what to make of it.
It's startling because Bud doesn't usually give reports like this. And it's clearly weighing on his mind, because he's brought it up several times. Kelly is the child Bud's been most connected to since first grade. I can't imagine what happened, and I haven't gotten any reports of a mishap at school. Bud hasn't been able to offer much more of an explanation.
I sent in a note to his teacher, giving her the information I could glean from Bud and asking for her help in intervening to help him smooth things over with Kelly. Coincidentally, I've got a meeting with the team this afternoon so my hope is that I may get an update then.
Internally, though, I've got competing emotions about this situation. On the one hand, my heart is breaking for Bud. He's had a fight with his friend. It's bothering him. He wants to repair the relationship, but he doesn't know how.
On the other hand, my heart is soaring for Bud. He's had a fight with his FRIEND. It's BOTHERING him. He WANTS to repair the relationship, but he doesn't know how.
So, really, what's a little "Buster" between friends?