Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Mean Girl Syndrome

Mean Girl Syndrome is what teachers refer to when a consistently sweet little girl makes a catty comment or shows her claws in some way. It's not referring to a child who is always mean, just the ones that oh, so occasionally show that side of them that is usually repressed.

I'm going to step out on a limb and say I'm not usually mean. But occasionally, I revert back to a 9 year old little girl and very much want to make a catty comment.

When that happens, this is the conversation I have with myself:

Mean Girl: "Ooo, I have something good to say to put her in her place!"

Adult me: "No, mean girl! We've learned to be kind. You don't get a say! Shhhhhh!"

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