On our way to school today I asked Cailin what we needed to do with the Barbie (which she had taken from th school the day before) when we arrived at school. She said: “Mommy, when you gone I will speak to Malie, (her teacher) only when you gone”.
I realised that she didn’t want me to support her in this process and at the same time I was a bit nervous that she would not engage Malie around the Barbie incident. I then asked her what she is going to say to Malie, and she replied: “It was an accident. I took the Barbie home”.
As I wanted to complete the process by asking her what we can do next time so that it doesn’t happen again Cailin said: “I will say to Malie, next time I will only hold the Barbie during story time and when we finished I will give it to back”.
As we arrived at school she saw Malie at the tree and she asked me to move away as she wanted to speak to Malie. I wanted to share with Malie around the incident before Cailin does so I said to Cailin tha she must wait here and I will ask Malie to come to her.
I also assured her that I will go and put her bag in the locker so she can have privacy when sharing with Malie. I briefly shared with Malie what happened last night and how Robin dealt with the incident and what Cailin wants to share with her. Malie then walked to Cailin where they had their little meeting.
Later Malie shared with me that Cailin did share that she took the Barbie by accident and that she will ask Malie next time.” I then later asked Cailin how the meeting went, she replied: “She said that next time I must ask then I can take it and bring it back again”.