She was quiet for a minute or two.
Then, "Okay....yeah.....uh-huh....I know. Yeah...cool. Okay....yeah, see you tomorrow."
Bella handed the phone back to me and I had to ask, "Soooo....what's going on? Any drama to tell your mama?"
She shook her head and answered, "No, I've got it covered."
"Oh, please, just tell me," I begged. Because I don't have enough drama in my life after watching The Bachelor and Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Letting out a irritated sigh, she explained, "Well, we were having problems with a girl in our class being mean to us at recess. So Natalie and I just, like, decided to ignore her. That's all."
"Oh, I see. Sounds like you have it all under control, my little friend. And I'm so proud of you for handling it the way you did. Sometimes just ignoring a mean person is the best way to handle it. Don't let them get under your skin, you know."
"Mommy, don't worry about me so much," she assured me. "It was just one little thing. No big deal."
The very next night, she was back on the phone again with this same little girl.
Only this time, they were discussing little brothers and how gross they are.
Ah, to be 7 years old again.
Then again, no thanks.