Life is about choices. Even when it seems like there is no other alternative, there is always a choice. Sometimes, that choice is to just keep fighting. or to give up. Homeschooling, magnet schools, or privates schools aren't options for us. Neither is moving to be in a better district. So, my choices are to fight or quit. I'm choosing both. I quit listening to the teacher. I don't care what she has to say anymore. I quit putting my faith in the schools. Instead, I will put it in my son. I will quit thinking others know what is best for my child. I will fight to get back the confidence he had at the beginning of the year that was stripped from him. I will fight to renew his enthusiasm for learning that he has lost. I will fight to keep my child from falling victim to the self-fulfilling prophecy. I will fight to make the road easier for him and Sunshine in the coming years.
Let this be a warning to all of my children's future teachers, it's nothing personal, but I don't trust you. You can thank Monster's first grade teacher for that. I will fight you, every time. I will take my children's word over yours, whether it be truth or not, because at this point, all I see is everyone in it for themselves. Believe me, you haven't seen an angry parent until you've pushed me too far. So even when you fail one of my children, I will not. I will fight for them. I will fight to protect them. I will fight to make them more confident. I will fight to show the world what great people they are. And everyone else, well, you better get the hell out of my way.