Sunday, December 23, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
It's that time of year again, when included in our Christmas card, come the letters and pictures of picture perfect families. Heralding the great achievements their perfect children have accomplished. All in an one year time frame. My son is not quite the "Christmas Letter" material. Yet, we love him just the same. Why just yesterday, one day after learning about the after school detention he must serve on Thursday, he tells me he has to serve an "in-house" suspension. This is what happened. Even though they have a no bullying policy, no violence policy, surprise, surprise, it still happens. My son has been taunted by names, pushed, shoved, slapped, and even kicked in the balls. Well, he finally snapped. This big kid, who has repeated at least one grade so far, was calling my son's friend names. When he told him to shut up, he was called an asshole and received a hardy punch between the shoulder blades. Ahh, lunch time fun. My son didn't retaliate in front of teachers. He waited outside in the hall for this fellow, who is a known big bully. Punch, punch, and a final punch to the jaw. The final punch to be seen by the dean. BUSTED. As my son was led away by the authorities, he heard comforting responses from the crowd. Yeah, puffer (another story),about time. And my personal favorite response by the "black" kids. Boy! You popped that cracker good!