Thursday, April 3

Ed-U-Ma-Kay-Shun

I'm so not fucking impressed.
Booger went down to the "alternative education" orientation this morning. The VP looks at his records, noted that he checked NO beside the boxes on the questions "Do you see a therapist, psychiatrist or probation officer", noticed that he was getting a 95 in math and asked the question I've been trying to ask from the beginning.
"Why are you here?!"
Booger's answer: 'Cause I'm sociable.
VP's response: So.. why are you HERE?!?
Nice to know they're taking a "great kid" who doesn't really get into trouble except the usual teen stuff (no drugs, no gangs, no violence.. just.. hangin' out) and putting him into a criminal environment to "Straighten him out."
If I didn't trust my son so much.. and know that I raised him to have a good head on his shoulders, I'd be worried.
When he called me to tell me of the afore-mentioned conversation, I said, "Don't make the same mistake at this place.. don't be as sociable..."
He said, "What do you mean?"
"Don't do what they do...""Oh. Oh... THAT!"
"... and wear a condom."
He gave me one of his great belly-laughs that I love... and said he had to go 'cause the bus was there.
I really have no worried that Booger will make it through this.. 'cause after all, he's *my* boy.. LOL But the principal of his highschool really dropped the ball on this one. Seriously not impressed.

8 comments:

yellowdog granny said...

my granddaughter when she was 14 i thought she would never get her shit together..she was skipping school, doing drugs, punching girls out in the girls restroom...the whole
ten yards...she just celebrated her 21st birthday. she went to the special school for screwed up kids..graduated..went to college full time, worked full time and now is a dental tech has her own apt. with a new car she fully paid for...she rocks...they can turn it around..like george michael says..'ya gotta have faith'...

Charles said...

Hope everything is alright. Wow, when I was in high school and students skipped they wouldn't give up on them like that. What has happened to schools today.

Aw man you deleted the your post about male PMS. You've deleted alot of your posts actually.

I like your blogs new look and I hope you come back soon.

Pendullum said...

Amazing how far away education has come from where it should be...
And the world is a better place for parents such as yourself , who remain the constant, the focussed who are guiding your kids through its minefields...

Sue said...

Hope things are ok and you're hanging in there!

Ben said...

Howdy stranger! Get your boy straightened out?

Sounds to me like he wasnt being challenged. have him get his GED and get him to college. Professors are less retarded there.

treen said...

good idea...

Charles said...

Stop by to see if you were back. Miss your posts.

Heather said...

Yellowdog Granny has given me hope for my teen girl. Similar stories. I keep hearing that they DO come out of it, so here's to that! Thanks Granny!