First of all, thank all of you SO SO much for all of your support on my last post. Wow, even though I still feel sick to my stomach when I go back and read it, I am not going to let it get the best of me this time, and I just keep reading over the comments to keep myself on the right mindset. You guys are awesome! :bubbles:
OK, so to get right down to the point of this post, yes, Gregory is having even MORE dramatic adventures in middle school. Seems that once again his homework is slipping up. WHAT is the deal with this? I know it’s kind of the age, but I swear, if I lied about my homework as much as this boy does, I’d have been in the doghouse – or smacked across the room. I went in today to observe one of his classes for the ‘Adopt-a-Class’ Day or whatever they called it. It was pretty cool, but the real reason I went was just to get a chance to talk to his teachers, becuase lately it’s like all my time is sucked up every day and I can’t find the time to take yet two MORE busses. But I have a conference scheduled now for Friday with his homeroom/English teacher, and I was able to talk to two other teachers today, so I am beginning to get more of a picture than just what comes fro Gregory’s side.
I guess I am getting a bit more irritated lately because he just doesn’t want to go. The constant complaining about the harrassment from other kids is getting old. I mean – it’s middle school. There comes a time when you need to get the hel over some things. There is only so much I can do. He isn’t likely to become some bizarre trenchcoat-wearing, gun-toting freakazoid, and he does admit that there are times when he ISN’T teased. Sometimes I wonder if it’s just yet another of the myriad ways he tries to get my attention somehow. It’s doubtful I will ever really know, but all I can do is listen to him and get him into another school for next year. And figure out a way to help him get these grades up.
I mean, he hates school SO bad that yesterday, he goes out a bit late to the bus, and comes back to tell me he missed it. OK, crap, I have to take him to school, end up getting there an hour late cause I had to get myself and DJ ready so I could take DJ to school, too. So why do I find out later that Gregory did NOT miss the bus, but supposedly fell ASLEEP waiting for it, and when he opened his eyes, the kids were gone and the bus was pulling away? Ugh….I wonder if a time will come when there are no stories that can get any more strange. LoL
I don’t suppose I will ever know if he really did doze off or if he just subliminally didn’t want to go to school.

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Sandee · March 11, 2005 at 7:53 am

I so understand where you’re coming from … My Kayla was the same way about school until I switched her, turns out she hated her teacher! She has been in her new school since September & she is doing very well, she gets up excited about going! Sometimes when kids are sensitive, just one bad thing will have a domino effect on the whole school thing! Good luck!

Daphne · April 2, 2005 at 12:33 pm

I hate to say it… but I was horrible about school. I’m big on honesty and sticktoitiveness now but then… eek, I can’t even imagine what I must have put my mother through. It sounds like a cope-out but I just wasn’t interested. You could say I wasn’t "challenged", and it would be true, but really it came down to the fact that no matter what anyone did I could find something more interesting to do with my time. Add to that the fact that I was the only child of a single parent who worked full time and you’ll realize there was very little my mother could do about it. Luckily, I grew out of it. The thing that helped most was finally making friends – then I had a reason to (at least) go.
… I know, that’s singularly unhelpful…:( Good luck!

Tricia · November 29, 2005 at 5:13 pm

Hi I have the same name.. this would be totally freaky if you were a redhead cuz u sound SO much like me!

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