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Monday, February 04, 2008

Saving Leon

In addition to the Juniorettes swimming training, she still attends Swimming club on a Friday evening. She sees it as a fun time, but lately a couple of older boys have been giving her and Leon (a school friend) a hard time. It came to a head last week when one of the older boys grabbed Leon’s hair and ducked him under water. After 10 seconds or so the Juniorette kicked the older boy as hard as she could in the bollocks. He immediately let go of Leon, who could then thankfully breathe, and then chased the Juniorette, who easily out swam him.

She reported the incident to her swimming instructors who concluded that the boy deserved the kick for his actions. It seems that these older kids have been causing a bit trouble for some time. I was really proud of my daughter. I have always taught her to stand up for herself and for her friends, and that sometimes violence needs to be used to resolve a situation. Don’t start trouble, but be prepared to finish it.

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Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

What a brave swimmer you have there. She definitely did the right thing, both with the well aimed kick and with reporting the incident to the instructors. Big bullies! I hope there's a punishment of some sort waiting for them.

February 04, 2008 11:41 PM  
Blogger Maribeth said...

Bravo for Juniorette.
My brother was handicapped as a child (he has passed away now) and could not walk like the other children. One day two bullies were taunting him and knocked him down. My sister, who was two years younger and much smaller fought them both and gave them black eyes. Shortly after the incident, the two mothers arrived at our house with their sons to complain about the beating their boys had taken. They looked at my brother who could not walk well, and then at my sister and then, they took their kids by the scruff of the neck and kicked their butts home.
I just hate bullies!

February 05, 2008 1:46 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Good for Juniorette!!! Sometimes boys (men) need a swift kick to get their minds right!

February 05, 2008 3:06 AM  
Blogger Claire said...

Good for her! However, I think that the swimming coaches should keep a better eye out.

February 05, 2008 2:12 PM  
Blogger swenglishexpat said...

I agree with Claire, where were the swimming coaches? It should never have happened.

February 05, 2008 5:14 PM  
Blogger swenglishexpat said...

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February 08, 2008 3:58 PM  
Blogger christina said...

Go Juniorette! I told my kids what she did and they were in awe and thought the kid deserved it too. There are really some nasty louts about who have nothing better to do than pick on other kids.

February 11, 2008 1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Juniorette you did very in defending your friend and kicking where it really hurt. Your swimming instructors should have been aware of what was happing. You did very well in telling them about the incident.


February 25, 2008 10:25 PM  

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