Calgon take me away!!! Amazing how in ONE day....Two totally unrelated things managed to make me aggravated and upset. And not sure what to do about either one.
The first: Backpacks, or lack there of.
Went to school...met the special ed teacher....took a tour. We were told that the kids put their coats and backpacks in their lockers, but they aren't "allowed" to go back to their lockers until the end of the day. They are required to have a zippered binder for all of their classes, as a way to keep everything together and organized. Ok, I can buy that.
However, they are also required to carry their lunch and their gym clothes around all day!
No "backpack." But carry your binder, lunch, and clothes all day? But they can have "mini" drawstring bags to put their clothes in, and some kids put their lunch in there. Great. Whose dumb a$$ idea was this?
So now I am trying to find a mini bag for them that doesn't look stupid, or childish. And this was certainly not in the budget. Their supply list did have a bag for clothes, but no where in there did it say that these kids are carrying all of this stuff all day....to every class. I figured a little zippered tote...throw it back in your locker.....take it home on Friday to be washed.
I have to wonder how many kids lose their lunch and gym clothes....
I get that they are trying to control chaos and such by NOT having the kids go to their lockers. But then let them have their backpack!
PLUS, they don't have locks on their gym locker. Great. So who is to say stuff isn't going to go missing.
And the second: Sassy shaved her eyebrow.
Oh good grief child. WHY????
She did it in the shower, so she wasn't even looking in a mirror. Shaved a chunk off. She has fairly thick eyebrows (sorry kid....you get that from me). But I was NOT letting my 11 year old tweeze. She didn't ask about it, and if it was bothering her...she never said. She just did it.
The debate is what to do about it. G-man says leave it and let her look stupid. It is the stupid tax. It will grow back. I am just picturing her starting MIDDLE SCHOOL...looking stupid. And getting made fun of. So I want to take her to get her brows waxed, just to try and even to the two sides out a bit, and fill in with a pencil.
Or if I want to be torturous....I will make her lay down and I will pluck every ever loving hair until it is evened out.
Oh Judy.....what would you do??????