My book, "Don't sweat the small stuff for moms" just came from Amazon. In the nick of time really. Maybe. I just don't know how we are going to get these kids raised without being scarred for life. I mean you hear people worrying about scarring their KIDS for life...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHHA A WHAT A JOKE. PEOPLE...IT'S THE OTHER WAY AROUND!!!
I have ONE thing to say about in school suspension and it will probably end up being a whole slew of things...who am I kidding. Here goes. If you use In School Suspension for every little thing then it isn't SCARY enough. There is no fear in kids being suspended anymore. They are jaded. They are not afraid of being suspended or going to the superintendents office or the principal at all. When I was in school it was FREAKING SCARY to be suspended. Hardly anyone ever ever ever got suspended. When someone did it was NEWS it was SCARY it was usually something AWFUL, like threatening the teacher, or throwing a desk across the room. Now...it's an everyday thing. Commonplace. Some kids, such as my own, have frequent flier miles. They may even have their own name tags or favorite in school suspension chairs. I mean, really now just for comparison...if I have the stories right...isn't it bizarre that kids who steal money from the school get 3 days of in school suspension and don't have to pay any money back and a kid that sayyyy draws a penis on a shoe with an ink pen gets 2 days of in school suspension and is told that he must pay to replace the shoes?? I agree there needs to be punishment. Like, if my kid drew a penis on a shoe that belonged to a girl and the superintendent or principal called me and told me about it I would (and did) take my kid to the parents house and require my kid to apologize to the girl AND the parents AND offer to replace the shoes. I totally agree there needs to be punishment. And the shoes need to be replaced (by money from the budding artist son) even though the shoe easily cleaned up when we went and got it from the principals office.
Now...to rant a little on the girls or girl or whoever...Come on...can't you handle anything yourself without tattling? If that would have happened to me when I was in school (yes I know, back in the old days) I would have scrubbed my shoe clean and went on with my day. I would never have dreamed of running to the superintendent or principal and tattling about every little thing that happened to me...ESPECIALLY if it involved a PENIS!
I guess because in those days...it was scary not only to SEE the principal or superintendent but it was even SCARIER TO TALK TO HIM.
good LORD I just don't know anymore...about anything...or anyone...
The moral to my story is:
We need to be raising independent AND respectful kids who can not only cope with a little ink drawing on a shoe but can also be SMART ENOUGH AND RESPECTFUL ENOUGH NOT TO PUT ONE ON A SHOE...dumbass...a penis AIN'T ART!