Saturday, March 31, 2007

Second verse, Same as the First

So the school calls yesterday to tell me that Gerbson's dad has requested to withdraw him in order to register him at a different high school, effective Monday. And btw, did I REALLY just drop him off and abandon him????

Good gravy. Clearly, the revisionist history has begun. I expect by Monday, the tale will grow to include guns, knives and lampshades made of human skin.

And yet, maybe this IS what he needs to get himself together? Being out of his current school is an excellent thing - that was going to happen anyway - and away from his current peer group. Many of them seem to be making consistently poor choices and getting themselves into increasingly more serious trouble.

I am having a very, very, very hard time with it. I am having a very hard time with the things my son said to me and the names he called me. I am really having a hard time with the knowledge that both of them are telling people that I threw my son out of the house. And packing his clothes and belongings is so hard.

I want him to come home. But I also want him to go to class, abstain from smoking pot and drinking, and apparently I can't have both. At least, not at this moment.

I am trying to tell myself that maybe this will give him the chance to get his act in gear with a fresh start.

Mostly though, I am trying not to think about it too much because its so damned painful.

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Jacob finally cut his first tooth. To celebrate, he caught his first cold. He is one cuh-ranky baby.


Lone Grey Squirrel said...

I am so sorry that you are experiencing this with your son. It maybe a good thing for him to spend sometime with his dad but you and his dad need to agree on a common front and work together to enforce the discipline needed. Otherwise, he'll try to play you against each other. I don't have any kids of my own but I think I understand teenagers to some extent. God bless.

Gerbil said...

All I can really tell you is that there is significantly more to that idea than I am going to post publicly. But I'm certain of one thing - he loves his son more than he hates me. And I don't think he's going to let him go nuts any more than I am.

That Chick Over There said...

Oh honey, I'm so sorry. Why are boys that age such extreme douchehats?

my4kids said...

I am sorry also that has to be so hard....I hope things work out for the best and his dad stops telling people you threw him out. That is not fair.
I do hope getting him away from those peers will help him though and get him away from the trouble he seems to be getting himself into. And I seriously hope he apologizes for those terrible things he said to you.
I will be thinking of you though. My family went through similar stuff when I was younger with my sister and I can imagine how hard this is on you as it hurt us alot.

velocibadgergirl said...

I'm so sorry, Gerb. :(

canape said...

Oh, my new rodent friend. I literally feel my heart hurting for you. And stingy eyes.

You and your whole family are in my thoughts.

frannie said...

I can not even imagine. What a horrible thing to go through. I wish I had some wisdom to pass to you, but I have no clue what to do. I hope that things will work out!

Catwoman said...


I hope some day that kid of yours can look back and think to himself "man, I was such an ass to my mom..."

Because if anyone deserves to have their son come to that realization, it's you.

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