Tell me if this would bother you...
My son is 6 years old and is in public school. He's in the first grade, doing a bilingual program with half english and half spanish. I placed him in Montessori from 2.5 year to kindy and then moved him to public school cause of the bilingual program. When he started out, he struggled a bit and then things got better. He ended the school year passing everything fine. Well, were now about 3 months into 1st grade and he's been struggling again. I've had several meetings with his teachers, one is kinda aggressive and the other more polite, and they both think he may have adhd. Anyways, we did a survey and we both found that he may have a mild to moderate case, maybe. I called two child psychiatrist and the earliest appt will be in January.
In the meantime, I was just staying onto of him every night and day to make sure that all of his assignments were completed.
So a little background of our situation,
So, I am a single mom. I live 3000 miles from the rest of my family. I am currently in nursing school taking 14 credits. I am also working about 29 hours per week. The only support I have is through a babysitter that I pay to watch my son when I'm either working or at school. I am trying my best to juggle everything but over the last 3 weeks or so, we've slacked off a bit and he hasn't complete his homework every night of the week…maybe 3 out of five. He has double the homework as his program is dual language.
So this is where I'm feeling really sad and pissed right now. Tonight was a special school event where the kids learn about healthy habits etc. Both of his teachers were there and so I used this opportunity to speak to one of them about his assignments the last few weeks. So, I explaining that I, myself, had been slacking because I haven't been nagging my son every night that his homework if finished and so he's been turning in some assignments incomplete. I was telling her that the last few weeks had been very hard for me, with school/work, and I'd been slacking on my "parenting" duties I guess. So, she starts to ask me if it's really worth it to juggle my sons childhood…something like, is it really worth the degree than not working with your son, or something that. So, I tell basically inform her that I need this degree so that when I graduate I can support my son financially and that until then we'll just have to balance everything the best I can. Anyways, she basically indicates that if I'm paying attention to work and school, I'm not paying attention to my son. Now, I just can't believe she would say something like that to me. I am sacrificing so much so that we can have more one day.
Well, now I'm going to cry and have a pity party for myself. I mean, I would love to be a stay at mom but when you @(*$@ husbands ask you for a divorce after 15 years what the hell do you do. You put on your big girl panties and do the best you can. Jeez