Don't let their sweetness fool you... these girls are heading off to the infamous 7th grade, where the boys are cute and the girls are mean. I have a feeling it is going to be a fun, yet rough, year for these little ladies. I thought things would be different for Audrey in middle school - my 7th and 8th grade years sucked, quite frankly - but the issues are all the same, it seems.
It is interesting though... I never wanted to talk about any of the nastiness that went on with my Mom. Likely because I didn't think she would understand or if I spoke about it, it would make it more real. But, Audrey is talking. And, it sounds like her friends are talking to their Moms, too.
I guess we all have to hope and pray that as Moms, we guide and encourage our daughters to be inclusive, kind, respectful, modest, and overall good examples to their friends and acquaintances. Because in the end, those that alienate themselves by being "mean girls" are only hurting themselves, and one day, it will seem so silly.