I did not sleep well last night. Being a mom and feeling like you’re doing it alone are not sweet dreams in the making. I’m not able to be as involved in my kids’ things as I need to be. My 12 year old is struggling with self like. Because everyone at school tells him he’s annoying. First off, most boys at that age are. But it shouldn’t be someone’s identity. My first grader is being chased by some kid on the playground who once found a piece of yarn and tied it around her neck and tried to drag her. Yesterday she tells me this same kid was chasing her once again on the playground with a pencil saying he was going to stab her. And I can’t get my high school kid to tell me anything about school that’s not homework related.
Oh this isn’t finished.
My middle schooler had to wait for me to get little sister to sleep before he could do his English homework. So at 9pm (his bedtime) we sat down to do his poem. And then I read this stanza:
With all the problems we have with kids being exposed to inappropriateness, this teacher is just going to throw this at these kids? I find out after speaking with another mom that kids in 6th grade are showing porn pictures to others on their phones, and then they are reading this????
I’m so mad I can’t see straight! And neither one of our kids want to say anything because they don’t want to be a “snitch”. Where the hell are these parents???
I’ve already emailed a quite lengthy letter to my daughter’s teacher. I’m not sure if I should just go to the school board with this other first?
This is where I pray for my art stuff to take off. Because I need to be at school board meetings, volunteering at the schools, having a presence in my kids’ live that I can’t have because of my job. And because I’m doing it by myself. I’m stretched thin and the only power I have is the prayers I cover my children with.