Im finding it very hard not to be mad at you. You frustrate me so. Each day I bring you my child, as he begs me not to. Each day I leave him with you and on days that are tolerable for him at the end of his 6 hous with you, he is done. He cant go to a park, or play with a freind. There is nothing left of him. He is a shell, and an unhappy one at that. It takes him an hour to recouperate from a "good day " (and I use that term loosley) and after that hour he can be human (not flexible,ot accomodating, but human) but on days like today.. when he was hurt in gym, and then got into an arguement with another student, and then didnt get a pretzel at lunch (on tuesday and thursday he likes to buy a pretzel at the caf, but since he has lunch at 1:30- LAST there are sometimes none left) and Im not sure what else happened, those were the highlights that he was most upset about... maybe it was eating alone for the 100th day at school, maybe it was the noise during indoor recess.. I dont know.. whatever the "difficulty" was for him today, I HATE that YOU get his best (and still he melts for you) 6 hours and I get left with a sad, shell.
Your school is too much for him. You dont make the necessary accomodations for him to FEEL successful... You dont support him enough for his self esteem to soar.
My child, my wonderful funny smart child HATES you... you know, MY child, the one who read 12 books about the American Revolution over winter break last week.. BY CHOICE..My child who learned about The shot heard around the world, the fight with King George III, The Declaration of Independance, JOhn Adams, Thomas Jefferson, the Boston Tea Party... BY CHOICE... MY child who LOVES to read, and learn... Who wanted to experiment about what floats in water and what doesnt and why.. MY child who was trying to figure out an algebra problem for FUN on his own in his playroom surrounded by toys... HATES YOU.
What on EARTH do you do to him each day that he HATES YOU?
and I sit here tonight, he is angry, and short with me, he is tired and grumpy from his bad day. He is choosing not nice words and Im trying desperatly to "work" all the books and not feed his fire.... and Im mad...
Im mad at you school for doing this to him....