Friday, March 2, 2012

Creeper or genius?

In school, Aaron sits next to a boy who constantly harasses him. He writes on his arms with ball point pens, he steals his pencil and throws it out into the hall, he steals his ruler and hits him with it......
You get the picture.

Aaron is a pretty big kid, one of the tallest in the sixth grade. This boy (we'll call him "Bubba") Is actually taller than Aaron, however, Aaron is quite strong and manages to knock the kid over and wrestle his pencil/ruler/textbook away from him.
I used to worry that the teacher wouldn't see Bubba stealing Aaron's stuff and only notice when Aaron is sitting on top of Bubba, recovering his belongings, and think that Aaron is the instigator, but Aaron said the teacher doesn't care.

Either the teacher doesn't care or he realizes that both boys are taller than him and there is a serious chance he could get hurt if he got involved.

A few days ago Bubba started a new activity. Suddenly he wasn't content just to steal pencils and rulers, he now felt the need to take Aaron's homework and other assignments.

Aaron decided that physical confrontation wasn't going to work any more, so he decided to take another approach.

Aaron found out Bubba's dad's name, which ironically was Bubba Sr. and looked up their address on White pages .com.

Next he went to Google maps, found where Bubba lives and using the street view, he printed out a photo of their house.

The next day at school, Aaron sat the folded piece of paper on the edge of his desk. It took a while, but eventually Bubba took the bait, and grabbed the paper.
Aaron said when he unfolded the paper and saw his own house he freaked out a bit.

"Hey! That's my house! What are you doing with a picture of my house?........You stalked me! You're such a creeper!"

He had assumed that Aaron had actually come to his house and taken a picture. (Aaron let him believe this)

Aaron grinned at him then gave him his slightly deranged, zombie eyed look and said "I'm watching you!"

Bubba has left him alone for the last few days.


13 comments:

Me (aka Danielle) said...

Umm. Pure genius! Smart kid.

Just SO said...

I'm thinking that some super smart thinking right there!! I hope the other kid leaves him alone.

Erin said...

That is sheer genius right there. I'm sorry he has been having trouble. I really hope this ends it!

Kristina P. said...

Simply awesome.

Karen said...

I can't believe that kids are allowed to behave that way in school. The teacher "doesn't care"? Yikes!

middle child said...

Yay Aaron! He handled that bully in just the right way.

christina said...

I vote genius!!!

M said...

Genius! Totally love this. So did my 11 yo.

mCat said...

The kid is BRILLIANT! I'm gonna chalk that up to Challenger schools. Or you. Either one

Jessica G. said...

Definitely genius!
(And? You should have Aaron read Don Wells' "I Am Not A Serial Killer.")

Mom of 12 said...

What a smart kid!
Sandy

Shoe Mama said...

I love it.

marythemom said...

Genius! Way to go Aaron! (And good job Mom! for raising a kid who comes up with a non-violent way to handle this). Next step is to get the school involved (cause you know Bubba is doing this to other kids too).