I pulled into the parking lot of the my children's elementary school, ... whack for my daddy-o, whack for my daddy-o, there's whisky in the jar ... blasting out of the car windows and thought I better throw out my gum before going in. I checked myself in the rear view mirror, laughed and thought, screw that I'm totally chewing gum in the PRINCIPALS OFFICE!!!!
"Hi, I'm here to see Mrs. Principal," I said to the receptionist.
She asked my name, told me that she was finishing up with a student and I could have a seat while I waited.
First! It's absolutely hilarious watching a boy around the age of 9 or 10 getting scolded by the Principal. All I'm thinking is what the hell did he do to land his ass in there? Probably called someone 'stupid' ha ha, which is one of the 'S' words. In case you didn't know.
When she was finished with him, he walked out past me with a frown masking a half smirk, Mrs. Principal following behind.
I wasn't sure what I was going to say. Which approach I would take, but as it turned out, I really didn't have to say a word. She began by telling me that she also was a mother of young children and that she would be sitting in the exact same place as I was if it were her kids. She asked how Stefanie was doing?
"She must be pretty upset. It was a very scary situation for them."
I didn't tell her that the entire story was rein-acted play by play while jumping up and down in the kitchen ... holding her empty cup of Tim Horton's Iced Cap, like she was telling me she just found a bag of gold at the end of the driveway.
"Oh my girls aren't really bothered by it. That isn't why I'm here. I would like a better understanding of the situation because I'm almost ... no I am shocked that this is even allowed to happen in the first place."
She explained to me step by step the events that took place this past Monday. She explained in detail the events in February. She told me other things he has done, she told me how they generally deal with him when he gets upset and she told me a lot of things that she probably shouldn't have. She told me that she does not have the authority to remove him from the school. I appreciate her honesty and I do have a better understanding of the whole thing and without breaching the confidentiality of an Innocent child ... I will tell you that;
It's a really crappy situation for all parties involved.
I feel for this boy and his Mom.
Did you know that we don't have a place for these kids to go? All the 'special' schools are closed ... but that's another story.
I guess what I really wanted to know was when my kids said that all the teachers just stood there and watched this boy have his fit ... how much of that was just a child's unknowing perspective, because I doubt anyone is allowed to physically restrain him.
I mean, if he's freaking out and bowling kids over like a tonka truck ... I'm sorry, the laws can kiss my ass because I'd be putting him to the fucking ground! The world I come from doesn't sacrifice many for the sake of one.
She assured me that she is trained in how to properly restrain him and that Monday, start to finish was seconds long.
With any luck Internet, next year he will be in a school where he can receive the professional help he needs to succeed in this world.
Politics don't really care about our children.