Well shit! I almost forgot! Here it is almost the end of the month and I’m on the road to Georgetown, CO with my mom and sis and three dogs for our annual birthday trip.
So it’s been a busy month. Kid got in some trouble. Had to learn to navigate some systems and some situations that had been previously uncharted. I think we are back on track.
It gave me some ideas for articles and essays, which I promptly dismissed. “What to Do When your Child is Facing Expulsion” seems like it might be a helpful read but what if I didn’t do the right thing? How do you know? How do we know I didn’t do something to cause this in the first place? WHERE DO I GET OFF GIVING PARENTING ADVICE?
I will say this: advocate for your kid, because no one else will, and this system gives no shits unless you grab it by its apathetic little face and force it to.
And this: a student who is expelled is 10 times LESS likely to graduate, and schools who use zero tolerance policies for non-violent offenses as a standard actually have lower academic performance and the practice actually has an negative effect on student’s reported feelings of safety.
It’s going to be ok and I make no apologies for my decision. Maybe I should write an article.
Blog is on track, haven’t done any submitting to goal pubs or worked on my stand up routine. But there is still time.
MY BLOB THIS IS BORING.
So what IS funny when the world is GOOD LORT THE DOG JUST BROKE WIND AND I THINK I’M GOING TO DIE. Plz hold.
*rolls down window*
So what is funny when the world is on fire? All the stuff I used to read for humor sounds just…lame. Nothing I write sounds funny to me. It’s like I need to know we are moving away from this shitshow before I can move forward. I guess we took a step in that direction this week.
My mama has drunk the Fox News koolaid and that’s a little disheartening. I see now how those people capitalize on fear.
Ok this was never going to be much of a post. Good thing I had low expectations. Good thing you did. 🙂
I solemnly promise October will be better.