Going home from school, I got jealous of my friends that got picked up by their parents. My friends’ parents would always tutor their kids the school materials after school, except for my parents. I never accept that my parents are too busy working, but actually they worked from morning until late at night. I rarely got to spend time with them, my grandmother is the one who took care of me most of the time and that’s why I feel so grateful towards her all the time..
Consequently, I asked my Grandmother why she did not want me to go to the school; being that she was the person who did not want me to go to the school the most. The reason she did not want me to go the school because she believed that I would not have a regular high school life. Which, I would reply to her the same way I would always reply to her when she would say that to me. I went through months of hearing the same argument and each time I would get angry. The worst part was when it was time for me to go to the school and be tested to get into the school.
She was very hard to work with in the beginning of the summer. That was in the beginning of my time as a teacher. By the end of the summer, there was a situation that arose and she handled it so well. I was so proud of her. It is hard to see a student struggle everyday and not look at them in a negative way.
So, as you can imagine, I had a hard time with all of it. Because without her, I would definitely not the person and dancer I am today. I’m sure that the thought of closing the studio had been on her mind for a long time. She was a very close friend with my mom before I even started dancing. I felt as if I was turning my back on her because I had a bond with her that couldn’t be explained.
I would wear little skirts and dresses. She would always make me wear the little skirts. She would also always ask my teachers how was I doing in class. My mom was always on top of me, telling me to try harder, and always telling me what was wrong and what was right. Whenever my friends would come to me and asked me if I could go out with them my mom would always tell me to say no because I had to study.
From the time I started school, I always had near-perfect grades and have always been on the Honor Roll, if not the Principal Honor Roll. I believe I have always done well in school because of certain values that I keep. Ever since I was a young child, I have been taught that to get anywhere in life you have to work hard. There have been many times where I thought an assignment was dull and time consuming. However, I always followed every step and never cut corners.
And he was asking his mother why he couldn’t go but that’s the only school he wanted to go to. The reason I say this challenged my thinking is because it limit kids when they same they can’t go to this school or that’s school. Kids want to go to school they are happy at and if the little boy went to school in his district he wouldn’t be successful. Because he wouldn’t have the drive to go every day to be successful. The thing that surprised me was that the president of the school system stated that he send his five year old daughter on a bus to go to school a hour away from the house.
I just wish I had my parents back. If only I could start over and tell them that I respect their decision to keep me home. I would tell them I would stay home and spend time with them. I would say to them that I love them and will spend weekends at home instead of going out. If only I could start over and not let them leave me.
I thought school was kinda’ fun and I enjoyed playing with my friends at recess. My life was normal. But one day after school my Dad called us all into the family room. My Dad was usually one to always be happy and not one to easily show defeat, but that day he looked sort of dejected as we all sat down
We should not be shaming a person for being comfortable in their skin, we should be supporting. Instead of shaming us girls for our bodies, teach the boys that we should not be seen as sexual objects. Girls should not feel guilty and be forced with the responsibility to not distract boys from their school work because of the clothes she is wearing. If you send a girl home or force her to change because what she is wearing is “distracting the male students” then you are telling her that hiding her body is more important than earning her education. That she must cover her skin so boys can be given a distraction free learning environment.