What would Nancy do?
Last night was a curriculum night at my daughter’s school. At about 7pm you can see the parents trickling on to the school grounds and waiting for the direction on where to go to learn about what our kids will learn this year. Interestingly enough, we were separated between two classrooms. I found it peculiar because aren’t all 5th graders have the same curriculum? And the answer to that question is – I don’t think so. I found myself in the group of parent whose kids I know have challenges in learning. The very first thing we were presented was a chart from dyslexia specialist about the value of reading. It was informative, but it made me feel that they branded all kids as with challenges of learning. Then, we were introduced to 4 counselors who are specializing in accommodating students with needs, and it was good to know they have them though.
As I sat in this class room, I thought of “what would Nancy do?”. I am talking about Nancy Botwin from “Weeds” show that is on Showtime. Through 8 seasons she was dealt many complicated, strange, dangerous, situations, and yet, she always managed to come out of them with her sanity intact. And to people who don’t know the character, she does not do drugs, she sells weed, but never used it herself. Anyway, her reaction is very admirable, she never looses her cool. I wish at times that I can do that. I need that attitude ” Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”. Oh, and she always drinking something from her clear plastic cup with her head tilted to the side. May be if I get a cup like that it will be easier? Just kidding 🙂
Well, one thing I can tell for sure, she took care of her kids and did it her way. I will concentrate on the short time goals and get my kid through 5th grade with good grades and my sanity intact. 5th grade-here we come!
P.S. If you suspect that your school separates kids based on some “pre-existing” condition, they probably do.