An update on my student from yesterday, I gave her a discipline slip (for calling me a bitch) to take home and get signed. Big shocker she didn’t get it signed. I sent her to talk to the vice-principal. He talked with her for about 20 minutes and then brought her back to class. He called me out in the hall to speak with her and the following conversation took place.
VP: Do you have anything to say to Mrs. PK?
Girl: (after a pause) I’m sorry?
Me: (very calmly) Was that a statement or a question?
VP: Fine we’ll call you parents to come pick you up. You’re suspended for today.
I really don’t let all this get to me. It’s not all that unusual. But it’s not helping my overall mood this week.
Wednesday afternoon didn’t get any better. We talk a lot about friendships and supporting one another out here. I mean if I told my friends here that I was going swimming with sharks or skydiving without a parachute I would hope you would at least warn me against it. I told two of my closest friends was I was going to do and then never even tried to stop me.
I should have realized it myself when I saw that big robot waving it’s arms and shouting “Danger, danger Will Robinson” but I walked right past it intent on my mission. I did what I had to do. I cried for a while and then I got myself together and came home. But to the friends I did tell who did not try to stop me I have this to say,
Friends don’t let friends shop for bathing suits.