Friday, May 15, 2015

The Day Is Fast Approaching

My baby is going to be a high school graduate in just a week and a half.
Today is her last day of class.

Time goes by so fast.

I am really glad for her in so many ways.
No more putting up with a school full of people that think it is fine to dismiss other people as inconsequential. (There's my big word of the day!)

My husband says how tough it is in the real world, but I'd still rather be in it rather then back in school.
His life wasn't great, he had fun and friends. But he was also not sober too often in those days.

I had a horrible time in school. Not well liked as well as always sober.
My daughter is pretty much like me.

She is such a great kid, but no one ever gave her a chance.
And she is just so over pretending all of it doesn't bug her.

She doesn't like most of the kids so what they think really doesn't matter that much.
At the same time, being in that environment day after day takes its toll.

Character Counts is a thing in Iowa that schools tout and pretend that they give a crap.
They all pretend that bullying doesn't happen in their school.

Until the school gets sued or a student kills himself because of bullying.

She is glad she won't have to put up with the kids AND the school.
I am glad I don't have to put up with that school.

Kiddo plans to stay working where she is at and hopefully get full time soon.

For graduation, they gave her a sheet cake and I got that ordered.

Now, shit just got real.
I have to start cleaning and cooking and buying stuff for the reception.

I hope it doesn't rain.
I don't know how I would fit all those people in my house.

21 comments:

  1. I wonder what is wrong with American Schools. So many terrific kids have it hard in Junior high and high school. Something has to be done. I don't know what. Generation after generation cannot have their kids suffer and regret being in high school. Memories of high school should beautiful.

    I am glad that your daughter is going to finish high school. I wish her all the best.

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    1. Thanks, Munir. She had some good times. Just more bad.

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  2. I like texas sheet cake. Have you tried that? I bet my son will say "hell no" to a party and go to a Sox game instead.

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    1. Susie, yes I have had it. It is pretty good. If there is food, Kiddo is all about a party.

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  3. We need to live closer together! My baby's last day of school is the 29th and graduation on June 6. I just put her announcements out in the mail today. ~SOB~ Her party isn't until August. She wants M&Ms in her school colors, Swedish meatballs, Swedish fish and cookies. And I'm planning the garden in her school colors, so it better be nice out! Black, white & orange are going to be very Halloween-y!

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    1. Lisa, that sounds like a fun party. As long as we have dip, that is all she cares about. French onion being her main love. :) I was thinking our girls were about the same grade.

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  4. Schools have gotten sooooo pathetic. I wouldn't want to go back there. Even when I was there it wasn't as bad as is now.

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    1. Pat, We talked about about homeschooling her and in some ways I wished I would have done it.

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  5. Congrats to your daughter!! I'm sure she'll do great with whatever she decides to pursue after high school. Those years can be so hard if one is not part of the "in crowd" but so many people put so much stock in their high school years and how wonderful it was or how terrible it was. Just four years of hopefully a lifetime of many more years. Glad she was able to weather it and be able to leave it!

    betty

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    1. Thanks, Betty. You are so right. In the big scheme of things, it really isn't very long.

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  6. Congratulations! Yes, time does fly. It seemed like only yesterday my oldest was graduating from high school. Until he graduated from college last year. And my daughter graduates from college next Spring. You've got school pegged, though. A lot of crap. My kids are so glad they don't have to put up with it anymore.

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    1. Al, I thought they were both still in college.

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    2. See how time flies? The boy is well on his way to being a wealthy relative. As for me, well, I clean toilets (as you saw at Penwasser Place).

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  7. High School can be atrocious. I was severely bullied when I went to school from the typical stuff (e-gad that sounds horrible) to being threatened with my life, taunted, spat upon-it was horrible. I am glad she is graduating and her world will now open up so wide and she will become even stronger for having to go through the crap of High School. Congrats to your daughter-she has earned her medal of surviving High School crap

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    1. Birgit, that is horrible. I got picked on but never that severe. It does prepare you more for life more then the kids that were the kings and queens of the high school castle. Thanks.

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  8. High school can be a bitch. It was more simple back in my days and I am grateful for that. Congrats to your daughter on her graduation. I have sent two kids across the stage for their diploma and the resulting open house was quite an immense undertaking. We had giant pig roasts and food enough for a village. Now they are in college and one is heading into the police academy while the other is transferring to a bigger and better college.

    I, on the other hand, just sit here and get old and fat and broke!

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    1. Graduating is an accomplishment! Perhaps time will soften the bad memories and she will be able to focus on some of the nicer ones.
      Congratulations to your daughter!

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    2. Jeff, it gets more and more complicated all the time. Some of the ways the school does things baffles me. They complicate stuff and the kids think it's normal. I am and am not looking forward to the reception. All the stuff I have to get done this week scares me a little.
      Old and fat just means you will make a good Santa when the grandkids come. I am not ready for that time to come though.

      lyndagrace, she has done so well and she should be proud. Thank you.

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    3. Being old and fat is okay. As long as I can still afford beer.

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  9. I just can't ever figure out why there are people who tell kids "Enjoy your high school years. They're the best years of your life." Are you kidding me? Not by a long shot. Even 10-15 years ago, when school conditions were better (and neither of us have ever been bullied, mind you) high school was still miserable. We couldn't wait to get out of there and start our real lives. I'm just glad your daughter's almost done with it and can move forward.

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    1. ABFTS, I think many people are in denial or are good at memory suppressing.

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