Today was the last day of the Summer Term for both Little Prince and Princess Lollipop. Princess Lollipop has been counting down the days, and I'm fairly sure she thinks "That's it" forever, I keep telling her she will be going back to school after the holidays but she just replies "Mrs G says THAT'S IT!!" Who am I to question Mrs G lol.
Mr Messy took Little Prince to school, and wanted to talk to the Bully's parent, but they hopped back in their car and drove off too quickly - deliberately?!?! However, when we took Princess Lollipop to Nursery, Bully was playing near the school boundary and I called him over to talk to him. I told him in no uncertain terms that what he did was totally unacceptable and that there would be big trouble if he EVER touched my Little Prince again. He completely denied any knowledge of what I was talking about, and kept repeating "They're lying" and then ran off protesting his innocence to the other children who had been listening to our exchange.
After we dropped Princess Lollipop off, I had a quick word with Little Prince's Teaching Assistant and asked her to keep an eye on both boys, to make sure there was no retaliation from my telling the Bully off. She was outraged at what the Bully had done, and said she would keep a very close eye on them and make sure Little Prince was kept safe. She dealt with the last incident a few weeks ago, when Bully punched Little Prince in the stomach, enough to wind him and scare him. Bully was sent straight home.
After school and more tears from parents, teachers and pupils, I could tell Little Prince had been crying (confirmed by his Teaching Assistant) and he was very "prickly" which usually means his emotions are too much for him and he isn't coping very well with them. Little Prince was allowed to play out, and advised that if the Bully tried anything, that he was to come home and let us know and we would deal with it. We don't want him trying to fight it out, as he is smaller and much less streetwise than the Bully and could potentially get badly hurt.
I am worried that this bullying incident has happened just before the Summer Holidays, and anxious to keep Little Prince safe, but also continue to allow him his new found freedom. I'm not sure how to balance the two at all.