Yeah... believe it or not, I may have been absent here on the blogispher. But I have not been doing nothing! Oh my, I don't even know where to begin but if you are a parent of a school age child(ren) you know how crazy back to school can be.
The youngest has started 6th grade which in our school district is all together. They take 5 elementary schools, bring them together for one 6th grade campus (all by themselves) then split them back up for the two years of Jr High into 2 Jr. high schools. Then of course bring them back together for the 4years of high school. With that being said, I don't like it. Statistically it is suppose to be all awesome. Personally, I think its crap. You take a kid of 11 that is used to class sizes of around 25 with a total of around 75. Then you throw them together with 500 other kids, of the same age but completely different backgrounds and tell them to adapt! Needless to say, mine is not doing that well.
On the other hand, I have the teen that is a sophomore. So you would think, oh this is a piece of cake. Well put the knife down cuz this cake has not even been baked yet! Right off the bat we find out that the favorite soccer coach has taken a job at a different school. So thats bad but it gets worse. The hated teacher that I went toe to toe with last year and made to look like a donkey's ass! Yeah, you guessed it, he became the head soccer coach. So with that being said, the first two weeks of school became constant text messages of "Mom, come get me" and then the "Mom, can you home school me" it broke my heart. So the week that was the last minute to do class changes I did the unthinkable. I asked him, "Honey, what would make you happy" to not see that jerk again! was his answer. So what would you need to do to make that happen? To change classes and not play soccer. After much discussion, we did just that! I allowed him to change his schedule and not play soccer this year.
So, am I a bad mom for letting him quit? I have always said that you finish what you start. But heres the thing. If the season has not started, is it quitting? If it makes a whole year of high school a little easier, is it worth it?
No! Its not quitting if the season hasn't started. It is a decision to take an elective in a computer class that in all actuality will benefit him in life much more than soccer. It is also a lesson that people are always going to get on your nerves but you don't have to put up with there chit! There is always a way.
Yes! It is very worth it to make one day easier for my son, little loan a whole year of the very important high school!
So.... here is the main reason I did it! Do you know what makes a mom melt more than anything?
A huge smile, a "thanks mom, your the best" & for a much taller son he leans over and kisses my forehead and says... "I love mom"
Thats why I let my son quit, or change or whatever! I'm the MOM!
Until next time......