Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Community Voices: Nebraskaheat

nebraskaheat said on: December 26, 2011, 11:00 pm

I hate this law. I have 2 children in school right now. One missed one day all last year. The other missed 13. And 5 in one quarter which prompted a notification from the County attorney. Absolutely a joke. My son has a terribble immune system. Always had. I have to work night shifts and my wife day shifts because we had used up our sick days and vacation days picking him up from daycare because he had gotten sick. The same thing happened when he started school. But now the school system and the people

monitoring this think we're just not caring enough about getting him to school? Yeah, never mind he has a sibling that lives with him/us and goes to the same school and almost NEVER misses a day. Nope, it must be we just don't care about this certain child's education is all.

I love the hypocrites preaching responsibility. I have a daughter who just won the President's award for physical fitness, has never received anything less than an A since kindergarten, and is a volunteer in her Junior high's "antibullying" program.

Yet I'm also an irresponsible "grown child" myself who doesn't care enough about my child's education and that's why I'm complaining, because my son has asthma and every cold that your "normal" kid deals with in stride, turns into bronchitis and my son is on a nebulizer taking albuterol and needing treatments and rest for 2 or 3 days.

So irresponsible of me I know. To take a 3rd shift job to be there when my kid is sick, as opposed to just knocking on the State's door for them to cover my medical and provide food stamps. Instead I do the right thing, we work our tails off to make it, and I still have to deal with a County Attorney questioning my parenting and demanding written explanations as if I should have to answer to him.

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