I have been having a difficult time lately with my son. My wonderful, beautiful, smart boy is going through something that is quite difficult to fathom as a parent. When this happens, one must distill everything down to the essentials and right now, politics and who did what to whom and when is quite unimportant. There just isn’t the bandwidth to research and fact-check everything.
So, that said, I have had a pretty erratic schedule at work. My son had an incident at school yesterday and I called my boss to head up to the school and deal with administration. He was very understanding and I was able to handle it. I called this morning and he said I could always deal with anything without having to hunt him down, just shoot him a text or email. We had a long(ish) conversation about my son and how isolated I feel since we haven’t told family anything about what is going on. Family is a mixed bag sometimes and I am deliberately avoiding it.
The school administration was great; very understanding. The assistant principal put it down to as lenient as she possibly could and he got one day in-school suspension. This type of day may be just what he needs, as there will be much fewer distractions and he can just get some work done in a low stress environment.
Anyway, I have known for years that I have the best boss in the world. He is a genuine family man and believes that family comes first. I need that right now and I know at least that I can help my son without worrying about how it affects my job.
Thank you for following this rambling post. Let us appreciate family and how important it is to take care of those close to us. I know that I am not the only one with problems and I know that mine aren’t even the worst. Every day people are struggling and every day they just keep going.
Play songs about family, empathy and kindness.
Santino: – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EbHermSJXY