Sometimes, situations in life totally suck.
Chin up, heart open.
“This” too shall pass & you’ll be all the better for it. (I hope).
Happy Magic Love Dust *~*~*~*~*~*
This morning, my daughter was late to school. Several things added to the problem, the biggest, I woke up 90mins late.
The school’s county policy is: Late for ‘unexcused reasons’ means the student gets punished. The county says that parents who bring their children to school late are giving their child an ‘unexcused tardy’. My daughter get’s punished for my being late. It’s HORRIBLE! She has to sit at a different table during lunch & will feel humiliated. The school calls it ‘being swept’. I personally think it’s disgusting that she is punished for my tardiness. She was in tears when I left & to top it off, giving her a hug, pulled her earring by accident & caused her even more pain.
NOT a great start to a cold wet morning.
Will we remember this day in 20 years? Who knows. Will this day be imprinted for the next 2 years for my daughter? Yes. Why? Because there are policies in place to punish the student for the parent’s who’ve abused the school systems. Why? Because the school system cannot punish the parents. NOT COOL! The humiliation, disappointment, frustration of this morning’s tardiness will be imprinted on my daughter’s heart & mind for ages to come. Very frustrating & infuriating.
I wanted to lash out at the closest decision maker who kept saying, “it’s policy. Sorry. Can’t do anything about it”. It isn’t my life’s purpose to choke the living snot out of ‘policy followers’ though, or to go chasing down & working on changing every policy that punishes the masses for the few who abuse the systems. grrrrr
This will be a minor blip on the road of life – however, it’s one that encourages me to remember, “this too shall pass“. My daughter will be getting extra loving attention & lots of apologies this evening.
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