Good morning my crafty friends,
Since I seem to be in a therapeutic mood this week I have spent alot
of time in my craft room sorting out feelings of helplessness and extreme pain.
I was appreciative of the kind hearts that responded to my
Faith No More layout, everyone was ver understanding and to put it simply
this is a horribly difficult time to watch my son in pain.
This is sort of part 2.
Watching my son go through this and having people tell me that
it's fine and he is old enough to deal with it. Now you know why I have
been quite lately and struggling to get by.
is my son who has been told for 2+ weeks now every day
don't belong here in TN” “You don't belong here in MY school!”
back to Oregon where you belong” “You should just go away”
hate you” “Your friend is a wimp” “Your friend hates you”
one likes you” “Your a bad person” “You need to leave”
dad sucks” “Your family should be in jail” “You are not
mom is fat” “Your mom is MEAN” “You are not allowed to talk
my friends” “Stay away from my friends” “You suck at
a terrible pitcher” “You shouldn't be allowed to play ball”
don't belong in this school” “You need to go away”
instructed my son to walk away, every day for 3 weeks he has
away. He does not respond only walks away.
explain to him that this child will tire of yelling at him and if he
it will pass. I tell him to just stay away from him.
witness in school admits he walked away. The last time
3 weeks he stood up and said “SHUT UP” he did not hurt the child,
after he kept taunting he put his hand up in a stop motion and
fingers lightly brushed (principals words were 2 fingers lightly
the bullies cheek. No damage done but I certainly reprimanded
son letting him know I do not condone any physical contact.
day for 3 weeks he comes home with tears in his eyes. Every day
wakes in the middle of the night. He is 10. Other physical symptoms
principal tells me this is NOT bullying and he is a big boy.
principal tells me that the other boy “feels” bullied so it's ok.
principal tells me she is more concerned about if I speak out
on Facebook about him being bullied then if he is being
damaged by the actual “NON- bullying”.
other boys parents tell me that he has every right to speak to my
this way because he has every right to speak his own opinion.
They do not care my son is being injured, only saving face.
this were your child, what would you do?
you sit silent and show your child it's ok to sit in the corner and
it happen? How would you feel with your hands tied?
was told I am not allowed to speak out publicly about my son being
because the bully is simply being bossy not bullying.
this being bossy??
other son who is 2 years younger has been approached by the
they claim is not bullying, he was told “Your mom is mean”
hate your mom” “Your mom is fat”.
son came home telling me that an older child hates me.
this not bullying? When I approached the principal I was told
I don't know how that happened” nothing was done. NOTHING
bully was rewarded with attendance to big parties at school while
sons we punished with Dr.'s visits and missing the last few days of
on Dr.'s orders because of physical and emotional issues.
hands are tied, I am instructed not to speak publicly, I am
I have no rights and my children need to just deal with it.
am to just “Deal with it and stay quiet” I am promised if I
issue will go away.
they going to come to my home and comfort my children for the next
years as they deal with not being bullied? I have no rights, I have
reminds me of my childhood being raped and abused.
regret telling him to walk away and not removing him from school
regret my sons must suffer 3 more years in this school where no one
regret that they will be punished because I speak out. But I won't be
Anyways, things will get better I am sure as we are out of school for now.
I worry for his safety and health later. But for now we take it day by day.
This is the best for of therapy for me to deal with these feelings, by
expressing it through my art. No one can tell me I cannot express
myself through my artistic ability, it really is the USA and I do have that right.
Have a wonderful day....say prayers for my children this week please.....
Products Used: Tally Scrapper May Kit