Monday, February 4, 2008

Rule #1

Yesterday, I was talking with my mommy friends about schools and how to decide which school to send our children too. And I heard myself say--I dont want my kids to go to school with a bunch of poor kids.

Huh? Did I really say that...out loud? Yup, I said it alright. Did I really mean it? Not exactly. But its not like you can take something like that back once you have said it.

Rule number one...think before you speak.

1 comment:

Lynanne said...

Sometimes the mamma bear instict makes us say things we normally wouldn't. :) Last week I was explaining our school situation to another mom. (My son is bused to an older neighborhood even though we have 3 schools closer). I told her I'm happy my son doesn't attend the rich snob school. Then I realized I sounded like a snob myself.

It's not about rich vs. poor, it's about the social problems that schools face and a mom's overwhelming desire to protect her child. In our case, the school my son attends is wonderfully diverse. There are problems but the school staff is fantastic. More so than at a school that turns a blind eye because Johnny could never do anything wrong. I'm content that my son is getting a better education than he could in a middle or upper class neighborhood school. Will I feel the same once he reaches jr. or sr. high? I hope so but it's a scarey world out there for us moms. :)