Could have been worse, but I can't imagine it could have been better. It was a long, intense day--we had to be at school at 6 am, we got there, got down to B'more before 9 (the Science Center didn't open til 10), so Nic and I wandered off and did some elevatoring in the meantime. Came back, saw the IMAX movie, tooled around on our own
(with the same obnoxious boys yelling down 'Hi Nic!' and Nic like a trained puppy waving back.
After lunch, we gathered outside the aquarium, and the boys started up again. Nic came back, I told him they weren't his friends and to stay away from them. Did I know Nic was going to go over to them and tell them that? And that they would call me a liar? And that Nic would start screaming at me to stop harassing him, throw himself down on the ground and pull me down with him with the whole fifth grade, teachers and parents looking on?
Obviously, if I knew all that, it would have shaken out differently.
And the kicker is that those kids had the balls to keep doing it. Karma will be a bitch when it shows up.
On the upside, I knew that was the worst that could happen, and the rest of the day went fine.
But I was raw by the time we got home after 8 (Couldn't even rest on the ride home, had to make sure Nic didn't disturb anyone around us, and he literally could not contain himself).
The headache I have today? Probably connected to yesterday.
But Nic and I are still here.
Team C: 10 Bullies 0
(But I will make sure justice for yesterday is meted out--one way or another)