Since when did wanting to be a loving mother or parent become such a bad thing? When did wanting to spend time with your child become so wrong?
With this whole bell schedule situation I see people who want to spend time with their kids being criticized by others. For what? I see parents who want their children to excel not only in school but in other activities outside of school and they are told that education is more important. Who said?
As an EMT I have seen many horrible things and that includes young children. I have seen children who have been burned with scalding hot water by a parent. I have seen a child whose parent put a nail in their foot because a child kept taking his shoes off....
These are loving, caring parents who want their children to have a childhood that includes school, playtime, sports, boy scouts, etc. So why are they being ridiculed?
Not ONE parent said that education was not important! What is being said is that we want equality. We want to be treated fairly by the school board. We want a say in what happens to our children's future.
One person said that fighting for what you believe in was not a proper thing to teach our children just because we are not getting what we want....
Take a look at history...Would you say that Martin Luther King was a whiner? Was Eleanor Roosevelt just a complainer? Was Rosa Parks just being stubborn? Did Susan B. Anthony need to get a life? These people changed history and gave us what we have today. They did not back down. They did not just hide under a rock. These people fought for what they believed in! Our children read about these people and do reports on these people. Do you tell your kids that they were nothing but whiners??
If your child was being bullied in school would you just tell them, it's a part of life and growing up so just adjust and get on with your life? I Sure Hope Not!!!
Have you thought about the parent who could lose their job because now they can't be to work on time? Or how about the dad/mom who has partial custody of their child and only gets them everyday after school? Or yes, what about the kid who can't get to after school activities now because they will be home too late?
Look, nobody wants their taxes to go up. We all live here, too.
We are just asking to be listened to. We are trying to fix a school system that has been broken for many years. We are asking questions and wanting answers.
As a mother the most important thing in my life are my children! I will fight for them until my very last breath!
You may call me a whiner or a complainer or even a pain in the butt....I say I am a fighter, a voice for a child...but most of all I am a MOTHER and no matter what you say to me or about me does not matter because last night when I got home from that meeting my child came up to me, hugged me and said, "I am proud of you mommy!"
So please do not tell people to shut up or stop complaining. If you are tired of hearing about it than don't read the blogs. If you support what the board is doing then show up at a meeting and tell them. But do not judge someone because they want to be a good parent.