I'm trying to figure out what to write in a letter to these two students of mine who were taken into DHS custody last week....they were new students beginning of last year. a sister and brother in middle school from central america. The dad married some lady in her 60s to get legal status and they actually all live together. well anyway, he's never been a great dad having no real discipline with the kids and likewise no respect from them either. the son keeps motivated at school by acheiving high grades and this year going out for soccer and football and all his teachers love that guy. the daughter takes her anger issues out on her teachers and has been in and out of the office and suspensions all this year. Well anyway, what happened is their dad and the lady went to central america for a 5 week vacation ( the girl told me that her so called step mother was going to have plastic surgery done while there or something). well the first week of them being gone, she brings pills to school and offers one to some kid and is sent to the office, no one can be reached at home, and so DHS is called in and they take them both into custody. man I was really upset today when I heard from my principal that the father had spoken to them twice on the phone and both times was telling the daughter how it was all her fault this happened since it was her getting in trouble that started the whole thing. The dude just doesn't get it! i mean the girl is obviously screaming for attention with all this behaviour crap anyway. So yeah they both speak pretty good English I jsut tutor her daily to keep her motivated and caught up in classes, and i taught the boy last year but this year he didn't need too much extra help really. But now I jsut wish they could get back into school, and they can't until some family member takes them into custody, and today the case worker said she'll have to find a foster family but there aren't really any available, and I can't imagine how much it probably sucks lliving at the shelter whatever that means. I'm also hoping they don't end up at the public school where they are in the county, it really really sucks. plus the kids already adjusted to this one last year as new kids. So I'm going to write a letter that just says how I miss them at school, how great it will be to come back (when/if possible) and how I'll be helping get them all caught up on missed work etc... and then I can't send it until I have time tomorrow after school to buy some comic books and magazines and stuff to send along with the letter.
I can only imagine what'd I'd be doing for my own kids, if I'd ever had any. they would have had me wrapped around their finger i bet. ha!
well this has nothing to do with my gay blog, but with privacy laws I can't really blog about it on my real one. so this anonymous one was better for it.
I'm looking forward to the weekend. worked out my back and shoulders today, and work was really slow with the roads bad and all but at least I worked. I'm waiting for these two Guatamalan brothers to come back in and start class. they were in Tuesday night wanting to enroll and asking all these questions, and they'd laugh every time I rambled off in Spanish. was a lot of fun seeing those guys, can't wait to see more of 'em in class. ahh yeah....
also got an email from a girl friend from my singles group I used to hang with. She invited me to this social thing at her church tomorrow night saying i HAVE to be there meet her friends. hmmmm? no idea what that means. but I know I don't like her church at all, it's a "pray for riches and prosper" philosophy tyep church. jsut terrible. anyway, if it's a social thing only I'll prolly go just to check out who I'm supposed to meet.