Today was the day. All documents in hand, all bases covered, and my husband headed into foreign territory. The school administrations office. I had done everything up to this point, all the calls, paperwork, begging and pleading, now it was HIS turn to get the MUCH anticipated signature to release Madison from our resident school district.
He obliged, and asked very nicely demanded an end to all this nonsense and simply find a school that seems a better fit than where our daughter has attended very unsuccessfully.
It was not without a fight, but to spare you those details, all that matters, is the signature was completed, and tomorrow, we proceed to the next step……taking all paperwork to the receiving school district, for (HOPEFULLY) an approval.
You have no idea how ready we are to find our “normal” again!!! we have had anything BUT normalcy around here for too long!!! I am a creature of habit, but having teenagers, certainly humbles you and forces you to be MUCH more flexible that you ever imagined you could be.
The most disheartening part, was that with SO many people on our side, school staff, friends, etc etc , I do feel that a certain section of the administration was working AGAINST us. Literally standing in the way of my childs education. This should have and COULD have been done a week ago. The term “in the childs best interest” is very broad and easily misunderstood depending on what side you are on. Is it really necessary for my daughter to BEG for a fresh start? I will have to look past all these details and just feel happy to have this step out of the way!!! I am trying.
I will end with a quote a friend of mine posted to Facebook the other day. Do with it what you want… I know I have some improvements to do in this area, like most do.
“When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself”