Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Life on the street....

CKC Seattle was a success! I felt very very fortunate to have help from Terry, Sandy, Paula, and Colleen. I don't know what I would have done without them. I tried very hard to not work hard. It isn't easy for me to ask people to get out idea books and re hang stamps. BUT, I did it. By Saturday night I was exhausted, and shaking! I was asleep before 8pm, even though I only got back to the hotel about 7pm. But, I slept well, got up and drove home. Then I slept on the couch for a few hours. I will say, I think I am back. I feel pretty good. The shingles are almost healed, and hardly hurt now. I am staying on my high sleep and high vitamin regimen! Hopefully in a week or so I will be NORMAL...whatever that means.

Yesterday brought some interesting things from Alec. He was suspended from school. I never could imagine that I would have a child be suspended. Ugh. He was being teased during PE. So, he walked over to the kid and punched him in the face. He hurt one of his knuckles on the kids braces. So, three days OUT. I am not really mad at him. I think that teasing and bullying finally got to him. Alec is a big kid, so if he was really mad, he definitely could hurt someone. Turns out, he hit the assistant principal's son. Oops. I guess I am blogging because I have such mixed feelings about all of this. I don't want to encourage him to hit anyone. On the other hand, there is only so much that one person should have to take. Mike is taking the typical principal stance, he shouldn't hit ever for any reason. He should try to talk it out. I think we are both right...I have such mixed feelings.

On my last note this morning Denise tagged me to type up 7 things. I'll do it, but later! K? Now, to find enough painful work to keep Alec busy for 3 days out of school, without making me completely insane!


Sue said...

Here's my take on the teasing. First you tease. Then you bully. As the child of an assistant principal, this kid should KNOW better. I am not a parent, but I was teased and bullied and I know how it feels. Perhaps Alec did not do the right thing. But it's done, and it cannot be taken back. Hopefully this will be a learning experience for both boys (and parents!) The teaser can learn that words DO hurt and Alec can learn that we cannot use our fists to right a wrong.


Denise said...

WOW.. I was wondering when this day would come for Alec. I have those mix emotions as well. As a parent you don't want your child to be bullied & teased & you want them to stand up for themselves. As Sue said- that child should have known better- then again maybe becuase he IS the CHILD of the Asst. Principal-- he thinks he can.. ya know? Anyhoo- the old saying - 2 wrongs don't make a right. However- I think Alec has learned.. and I hope the other kid as well. I know the teasing gets to him.. and I was teased A LOT in 8th grade & wanting to just smack one of the girls or boys... so I get that.