Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Virtual School Blues

   I think it’s safe to say that my kids will not understand why I do the things I do for them until they have children of their own. When I try to do what’s best for them they always think it’s some type of punishment. Sometimes I’m actually the one getting “punished” but they think I’m somewhere laughing manically rubbing my hands together all villain like saying things like “I’ve got them right where I want them” and “My plan is working perfectly”. Sure I understand that not everything that is good for you is fun an amazing but that’s real life.

   Currently I have a 13 year contemplating running away because I made the decision for her that virtual school is better than the middle school she was assigned to. If you’re new here you can catch up on the whole my kid is a wanna be asshole now I’ve got to go up to the school to convince them otherwise saga HERE.

   The thing is I’ve got a great kid and I’m not just saying that because she’s mine. It’s true. However, since she started middle school she’s become this other person. A person that acts like the troublemakers she hangs out with and causes the school to call/email/text and send notes home several times a week. Now I know I’m home all day with a 1 and 3 year old but I have much better things to do than get on a first name basis with teachers. Personally I don’t like to hear from teachers unless it’s parent teacher conference time. Well she was given more warnings than I like to give and now here we find ourselves in this predicament.

   With her being home for the summer and now a couple weeks into the new school year I’m starting to see my sweet girl come back. Virtual school is kind of like a Bad Ass Rehabilitation program. At least the way I’m running it, it is. I’m hoping this will be a real wake up call for her to get her head out of her ass and realize Mommy doesn’t like being embarrassed because the teachers think my child was never taught any manners. If not well I’m sure high school teachers know how to handle her next year.


  1. This has to be a difficult situation. I remember my mom going through similar type headaches when my siblings and I were in school age. Most of us eventually "get our heads out of our asses" and find our way when we have parents who don't give up on us. I hope that virtual schooling works out the way you are intending. Sounds like a great idea and what I'd do if one of my daughters were in this predicament. I have a few years to go but we shall see. Good job mama and hang in there! <3

  2. I didn't see you other post but this age is really difficult. Hang in there. I hope things smooth out.