Sometimes throughout the course of life, things happen and stress can come knocking at your door at any moment. Throughout the process of transitioning sometimes and dealing with people, things don’t always go as planned. Since I have moved to a new state, I have had to get used to the way that things are done around here. For instance, in North Carolina a child would have to be checked in to school by a parent. In Utah, well the school that my son attended that is, a child could check him or herself into school without an adult. There are other things that are not as structured that I have a problem with because I’m not used to them. Well, truthfully, it’ s not just because I haven’t gotten used to they yet It’s also because I understand that the reason for some of the policies that were in place in North Carolina, were for the safety and protection of the students. Things are a lot different out here.
Today I had a little trouble grasping the policies that are in place at my son’s school. I listened as that administrative assistant attempted to explain the procedure to me. It seemed the more she said, the less satisfied I was with the answer. The more she explained, the more I wanted to know how much the administration had fully thought through the policy. The rules and regulations of the policy didn’t affect the parents, facility, or administration. Instead they greatly affected the students. It seemed like another child would be left behind. I really contemplated taking the issue to the principal for further understanding and discussion, but then I realized that it probably wouldn’t have done any good because I was upset. This isn’t normally what I’d do. I would normally take the situation further and do what needed to be done in order to work out the situation, but I decided not to do that this time.
Sometimes, it’s hard to just let things go. When upset about a thing it is often easier to talk or think about it and then try to remedy the situation. This time it took a lot for me to just let the situation work itself out on its own. I decided to stay calm, rational, and ultimately…unresponsive. You may not understand the point in reacting this way, but this was just not worth it. If you knew the situation, you’d understand why, but more discussion of it isn’t even worth it right now. I guess I just needed to write it out. I had to get this off of my chest and this was how I decided to do it. So, what’s next???
Now we just remain calm and move forward.