no time

never any time
and yet I sit on my butt
awaiting trouble

I have so much to do. Work, laundry, all of the things everyone always has to do. But instead I’m blogging and worrying, two of my most treasured past times.

For your enjoyment…

Worry Number 1:
Does the wee-er one have the flu, or just a weird, random, fever-y virus? She’s had her flu shots, but I’ve heard the strain that some people are getting this year is different from the one in the shots. I hate to take her to the doctor if she doesn’t have the flu, because she’ll just pick it up when we’re there. On the other hand, if she does have it, then I want to get going with the anti-virals.

Worry Number 2:
That I am an asshole. And that by wanting to transfer my son out of his neighborhood school into a different school with more opportunities and smaller classes that I am turning my back on a school that needs community involvement, and that I am implicitly racist. But can I shoulder the burden of a neighborhood school all on my own? Can I deny my son extra opportunities that he wouldn’t get where he’s at now just because I’m taking a stand politically and socially? Or can I be confident that transferring him really is the best option for us, and that the decision is not a personal attack on anyone’s socio-economic status?

I’ve been thinking about both of these things way too much. Mama needs a xanax and a vacation.

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4 thoughts on “no time

  1. Let me preface this by saying that I do not have a child, although I often act like one, so that gives me license to say that I think all parents owe it to their children to give them the best opportunity for the best education that is available.
    You wouldn’t want the wee-one to be denied a job 20 years from now because a rival applicant beat him out because the rival had a better education. It wouldn’t be fair to the wee one to know he didn’t get the job, but yet it made you *feel good* twenty years earlier to keep him in a school that did not have high socio-economic status (compared to what)?
    You can volunteer at the old school, if you feel guilty about pulling him out. Just because his new school, what, has fewer blacks and Mexicans and minorities….that doesn’t make you a racist. Liberals do what *feels good* to them, when sometimes, they should just do what is best for them and their children.
    My soapbox has now collapsed under my own weight, so I will say good luck in whatever you choose, and we are with you all the way.

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  2. “more opportunities and smaller classes” are not what makes your child’s education good or bad – it’s mama and daddy taking time to read, help with homework,and generally providing a stimulating home environment, which clearly you do. He’ll be fine either way cause he’s bright and engaging. Your neighborhood school might not be, however, if abandoned by all the brightest kids.

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  3. “more opportunities and smaller classes” are not what makes your child’s education good or bad – it’s mama and daddy taking time to read, help with homework,and generally providing a stimulating home environment, which clearly you do. He’ll be fine either way cause he’s bright and engaging. Your neighborhood school might not be, however, if abandoned by all the brightest kids.

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