When I told my family that Hubba-hubba and I had made the decision to pull Mr. P out of school and begin homeschooling, the silence was profound.
Well, I take that back. My sister, the teacher, told me in no uncertain terms that I was making a huge mistake and that she was not going to help me in any way, shape, or form with it. If I had problems, I was to keep them to myself, because she didn't want to hear them.
So yeah, thanks for that.
Anyway, they have given me pretty much zero support, all the while talking about me behind my back and saying I bit off more than I could chew, and how they were so worried about me not having any time to myself.
Well, instead of acting on their so-called "concerns" and asking if there was anything they could do to help me, they have done nothing. My sister is unwilling to babysit my daughter because, horror, there would be diapers to change. My mom and dad babysit my kids maybe four times a year, even though they live less than 45 minutes away.
Anyhoo, I've always known that they haven't agreed with my choice, but yesterday my mom really took me down Flabbergast Lane. Please tell me if I'm the only one.
We were having a phone conversation and out of the blue she asked me if I had considered sending Mr. P to school this upcoming year. Knowing damn well that I hadn't, I told her that no, I hadn't. Oh, she breezily replied, I was thinking that your sister had mentioned that there was a great 4th grade GATE teacher at her school, and what would you think about Mr. P living at your sister's during the week and going to her school?
You mean to say that I am doing such a shitty job (which, by the way, I am not) that I should send my son to live with someone else so that they can attend school for a supposedly good teacher? Well, let's just engage in some insanity and say that I did that. Then what would happen in 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades? AND ARE YOU SERIOUSLY SAYING MY SON SHOULD GO LIVE WITH HIS AUNT FOR NO REASON OTHER THAN THAT YOU HATE THE FACT I AM HOMESCHOOLING?
Some days it's all I can do to not strangle her. I don't know my sister's role in all this, but it isn't much better than my mom's.
Sorry, but I just had to get that off my chest.