Quoting JosieandtheherpescatsTMI:" You are a saint! I'm a teacher too ;) At the end of each term I would take all the un named lost property ... [snip!] ... was good, wash it and give it to my students in need. A parent once donated 10 pairs of brand new shoes randomly too. Bless x"
Oh wow, new shoes is awesome! Isn't teaching awesome!
I love it!
I'm glad this little girl stayed with her family, but it sucks she's had a rough life so far. There are times she gets sad and says "Im sad because I can't see my Mom." I've never seen much of her Mom around the school, anyways. Her Dad seems like a good guy, just doesn't have his head on straight. Like I said, it just raised my anxiety that he was drinking like that at his party. Having a beer is fine, but being drunk and spilling beer on your guests is not okay. He has a lot to learn and I hope he straightens up. My SO's ex lost custody of their son because of drugs... she lost custody of her other two kids because of drugs (not my SO's kids). I get that not everyone is ready to be a parent, but if you arent... let someone else parent then, don't put the kid through heartache. My ex was a bastard and wasn't ready but smurfed up and decided that after a year and yet wanted to keep partying, move away to Texas, not support his child, not help me out, call me a whore, do all sorts of smurfed up smurf to me, came and visited and tried to kidnap her... smurf that, I took her away from him. She hasn't seen him since and that's the best for her.
If you arent going to be a parent, then GO AWAY. That's the best. Dont be a halfass parent and make others parent for you. We LOVE helping other kids, but hearing this other girl sad because she cant see her Mom sucks, because its not her fault, its her moms fault, and her Mom should have made that choice long ago.
Oh well... at least we have a good summer planned with lots of fun days for the girls. At least they can have fun together and make some memories together!