I will be the first to admit that I can be overly critical. I am opinionated and judgmental but I am also tolerant. The issue I have right now is that my son is now participating in a world I know inside & out. Most people think they know about my career because they saw one side of it which is part of what makes it frustrating. My problem is that I know what works & what doesn’t and to be honest I have high expectations and they have yet to be met, the communication is poor and the messages sent by the rules & policies reinforce conformity and devalue some of the most important parts of our life as a family. I have a strong desire to home school now but not the time or gumption yet.On the bright side Lucas has learned the difference between understanding and agreeing and that there ways to solve problems instead of just being angry or crying, it was an excellent teachable moment.
This situation has made me realize is that I do not like being told “No.” I am a reasonable, intelligent adult but somehow when I am told “no” I instantly start to figure out a way around what ever the obstacle is whether it is a person or a major institution. That trait makes me wonder if I have the mindset of a 4-year-old or I am a resourceful problem-solver. I am waiting for a “higher authority” to return my call so we’ll have to see what happens.