Thursday, August 25, 2011

Proud Mommy Moments--She Did It

It's hard to make my kids go to school.  Really hard.  It's hard because I spent so many years of it not wanting to go.  I hated school.  Not always.  I loved school.  I loved it until I got to middle school.  I don't care who you are, middle school is brutal.  And my teen went through some really harsh times.  She experienced bullying, lots of pressure, and betrayal.  And I let her stay home during some of those times.  I let her stay home because I didn't know what else to do.  I let her stay home because she was making herself sick.  I let her stay home because I remember how much I hated going.  I pushed myself each day to go.  It was a constant battle within.  I didn't always win and neither did my own mother.  It's awful.

Tuesday night Kristin hurt her back.  How?  Even she didn't know.  We decided though, that she must have been stressed about auditioning for the school play.  They are putting on The Hobbit.  The Hobbit!!!  How cool is that??  The Drama teacher requested the kids audition with a dramatic piece.  Back on track, she moved weird and made her back hurt to the point that she literally couldn't hardly move.  The next morning, she missed seminary and was talking about staying home.  I am not usually the one to take care of her the mornings.  That is Rich's job.  See...I got up with her when she was a baby.  He can take the kids to seminary.  I digress.  She had 30 minutes to get ready for school.  High school out here is different.  They have block scheduling.  If you miss a day, you will miss a ton of stuff.  I talked her down, and told her to get dressed and eat while I showered.  And that I would help with her hair when I was done.  It worked.  She did it.  I gave her Ibuporefen, and gave her some to take at school.  I told her to simply tell her friends she was in real pain--she was afraid she would cry because of the pain. 

She sucked it up.  She went.  She came home in such good spirits and she made a new friend whom she made an instant connection with.  Her back was feeling better.  I was proud of her.  It's what you do.  You just suck it up and do what you have to do.  And she found out it wasn't awful.  And she made a new friend.

She auditioned yesterday, and has a call back this afternoon.  We won't know anything else until tomorrow morning.  The cast is predominately male, but the teacher is casting boys AND girls just the same. 

I am participating in Proud Mommy Moments with EmmyMom and Kmama.


Emmy said...

Good for her! And definitely a good lesson learned. Oh I hope she gets a part- though preference may be given to upper classmen.

MiMi said...

Good for her!! :)

Nicole said...

Awesome! Good for her!!

Shell said...

Aw, glad she went and had a good day!

I love your reasoning for why your husband should get up. I really need to try that on mine.

mormonhermitmom said...

Good for her!