Looking at kindergartens for my son has brought me to my knees in a way that nothing else can or ever will. (And if anyone asks how I got these knee-burns, I will gladly tell them).
It’s not so much the schools themselves but the fact that I feel like an abject failure. I’m a Pitiful Miserable Pathetic Mom.
If I could do a Rick Santorum and drop out of the race, I would. But I can’t, my kid’s future depends on me but this me, is not the best version. Oh no.
I feel like a beggar searching for a good affordable education for my child. Sending him to a public school will be tough but I can’t afford private school. It’s going to cost around $25k a year. Roughly the yearly mani-pedi expenditure of a Beverly Hills Housewife.
My husband I pay taxes – we shouldn’t be in this situation. And are you seriously telling me that we have to hand over our life savings (ha!) so that our child can learn how to read and write (which by the way, he already can).
Also, I’m a Jew, so Sucky American School System, are you also telling me that I have to send my kid to a Christian school – a semi more affordable choice but the recent plight of the Catholic church makes it less attractive. It’s hard to say good things about Catholic School when your first thought is ‘Were you molested?’
No. This must stop. Now. Right now.
Here’s my solution. A simple one, from a simple mom, wanting a simple thing: a good (but really I mean great) education for her kid.
I’d like to propose that we make it law that elected officials in public office, including the President of the United States, are required to send their kids to public school. And that includes mayors, senators, and congressmen/women. What’s good enough for the goose is good enough for the gander.
Who’s with me? How do I do this? What do I need?
A Facebook page? A Masters Degree? An appointment with Oprah?
Can anyone help? Anyone?
I’m still praying for my kid’s future. Can I get off my knees yet?
learning how to read and write: priceless