First Katie kept getting calls from someone whose number she didn't recognize (it was the cub scout master, by the way). She ignored it until she finally got a text. It said something like,
"Have you registered the boys for next weekend yet?"
Well, a tween's mind can take that message and twist it into many different meanings, some of which I don't even want to know. So my spunky, bold daughter texted back,
"Who are you and why are you stalking me? You better stop it or I'll call the police!"
Keep in mind that the innocent scout master thinks he is texting Pete. Heaven only knows what he thought at the time. Pete talked to Katie and asked her to please just tell or text the person that they have the wrong number the next time. Apparently she forgot, which seems to be happening a lot these days. So when a coworker texted this to Pete's old number the other day (when they were out of town at a business meeting),
"What time do you want to meet in the lobby for breakfast?"
Katie took it upon herself to shut that person up and stop him from harassing her.
"Who are you and why are you texting me? Stop it!"
Again, the person who thought they were texting Pete probably presumed he had flipped out and joined the circus, or something like that. But Pete didn't feel quite the same. He had a little conversation with Katie. Hopefully now she knows to come to us when she gets a weird text or message (just in case it is a creep) so that we can handle it. We can only hope.
I am so grateful that Katie speaks her mind. She does not care what others think and is not a people-pleaser like I am (which has turned out to be one of my biggest pitfalls in life). She is smart and witty. Most importantly, she can hold her own with her two brothers and a father like Pete. Atta girl!