When a mom couldn’t help but overhear a group of girls making fun of another teen, there was only way this was going to go down: with caffeine and a tactful note.
Educator and mother Michelle Icard runs a Facebook page Michelle In the Middle. When she isn’t, she like to hang out at coffee shops. Last Sunday, she posted this status message on the page about an experience at her local cafe.
Yuy. Not cool, girls, not cool. These three don’t need their own Burn Book to be dubbed mean girls.
One commenter suggested, why not buy them a round of coffee to go with a note about their behavior? and that’ exactly what Michelle did.
The note reads:
I sat near you today in Starbucks and listened as you talked. You three are obviously pretty and hard-working. I wish your kindness matched your pretty exteriors. I heard you talk about a girl who sang a song about being lonely in the talent show – and you laughed. About a girl who couldn’t be lead singer because you got all the votes, about crappy presents other people have given you…and you sounded so mean and petty.
You are smart and you are pretty. It would take nothing from you to also be kind. – M.
Did this turn the girls around?we can’t really say for sure. But what we can be sure of is this gave them something to think about. Time has this way of maturing people and making us realize how stupid or petty we were in our younger years. We hope that it has the same effect on these teenagers.