Random and Odd

…and that too shall pass.

Kara has had a new friend she’s spending time with.  She’s a sweet girl who seems to fit right into our little family quite nicely.  She is just as dorky and fun as Kara.

The other day, I grabbed the girls and went driving for something or another.  This is when Kara tells me who Kyla is.

Remember last year when Kara came home CRYING because girls were mean to her?  Yeah…THIS is the little shit that caused it!

The urge to pull the truck over and beat the hell out of the poor girl was suppressed because her and Kara were giggling about how bad of a day that was and how Kyla was SOOO sorry for being mean…and how some girl had made her cry too.

If you would have told me that Kara would be friends with that girl that caused her to crawl into my arms and cry until my shoulder was dripping with her tears, I wouldn’t have believed you.

I told Kara that day, “If they just had a chance to get to know you, they would love you.” and I don’t think she believed me when I said it, but now she does.  I think she sees that she’s worthy of decent friendships where she’s not picked on for being a dork, loud, dramatic and random.   She is mini-me..and I am loved.  She will be too.

Happy Holidays…and Thank God for answered prayers.

Tomorrow…you will get a ‘Very Special Christmas Post by Random and Odd’… yeah, you all just on the edge of your seats huh?

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  • kimmyk

    there are times when i utter those same words about abbie.
    “if they only knew you abbie like we do.”
    then i realize, we are the lucky ones..the ones who see our kids for what they truly are…and i’m thankful in a way she doesn’t share *that* with them.
    I’ve seen girls who hurt my daughter be my daughter’s new “bff” and then the next week I’ll overhear the gossip and it’ll be all over Abbie.
    It frustrates me and makes me sad that girls today are like that. I imagine at some point our girls are the same, but of course we don’t talk or think about that because I mean, really….these are OUR girls.
    I am glad that Kara has made a new friend and that she finally sees a part of Kara that y’all see everyday.
    I will be looking forward to the post tomorrow.
    Until then, sleep well Kristine and Random and Odd family….
    see you tomorrow.

  • laura

    jules did a similar thing. remember when she was having such a bad time with the mean girls? one day she ended up bringing one of those girls home as a friend and i had to refrain myself from lunging at the girl. but, i had to remember that forgiveness and change are vital to me, and something i’ve taught my kids, so i had to trust julia’s decision and perspective.

    i can’t wait to read your christmas post.

    miss you, kris…and love you tons. merry christmas, baby.

  • Jean

    just stopping by to say Merry Christmas. I understand how you felt. I am fiece concerning my children! I am glad all is well, however!

    xox jean

  • Kyla

    oo thanks a lot kristine [just kidding]…i was way dorky back then and had no place in making fun of anyone when i was a FREAK. hha.

    p.s. kara told me u posted it so i thought i’d check it out.