Worried mom who can’t figure out why her son is being bullied for his lunchbox gets some VERY blunt answers – but do you agree?
- A concerned mother asked for advice about her 10-year-old son’s lunches
- She said classmates were “mocking” the snacks she packed for him
- His lunch box usually contains boiled eggs and fruit, all cut in half
- The mother said she was surprised why her son was being bullied
- But she got some extremely blunt answers when she sought help online
A concerned mother whose son is being bullied during his school lunches has received some damningly blunt answers after asking for help on social media.
The woman, who is believed to live in the US, sought advice in a parenting group on Facebook when her 10-year-old son admitted that his classmates were “mocking” at his packed lunch.
A photo of his lunchbox uploaded to the group shows a plastic container filled with grapes, a peach and two hard-boiled eggs in cupcake cases, all cut in half.
The mother said she was baffled as to why her son was being bullied and wrote, ‘Is there anything I can do about this? He seems to be bullied a lot.’
Her plea led to dozens of “mum shaming” comments, with many criticizing her for treating her 10-year-old like a baby by cutting his food and wrapping it in paper boxes, while others urging her not to eat eggs and other foul-smelling odors. to steer. appetizers.
A photo of the 10-year-old’s lunchbox uploaded to the group shows a plastic container filled with grapes, a peach and two hard-boiled eggs in cupcake cases, all cut in half
‘Don’t cut his grapes, don’t use the cupcake cases and use a regular lunch box. Just be honest,” one woman wrote.
She added, “Lunch looks great, but he’s in fourth grade and a boy.”
‘Why are you cutting his grapes? He’s in fourth grade,’ said a second.
‘I wouldn’t send boiled eggs, they stink. Can you also send an uncut peach? My children like whole fruit, they are in third and fifth grade.’
But some defended the mother, claiming there was nothing wrong with the lunches she made for her son.
‘It looks delicious. The first thing to do is let the school know there’s a problem – there’s something wrong with his lunches,” one woman wrote.
Others encouraged the mother to ask her son to explain exactly what was being said to him so she can identify the item causing the bullying.
“If it’s a specific thing, say the egg, maybe the kids say ‘it stinks’ and that’s what hit them,” said one woman.
“Ask him to tell you what the other kids are eating too, just to understand why—not to adjust.”
Another agreed, urging the mother to “ask ALL the questions.”
She added: ‘Is it just playful picking, or actually being mean? I always try to dig in when my kids tell me something to get the real story/full details.”