Friday, November 03, 2006

You can't push a rope

I don't know how to start blogging this morning. The words feels sticky. I am out of practice. I've let my oatmeal get cold pondering all this.

I learned yesterday that a boy that I wish my oldest son wasn't so attracted to be friends with tried to hang himself. I'm not shocked or surprised. This boy has a history of being highly dramatic in an effort to garner attention. His dramatics have earned him several expulsions from school over the years. He is a year older than my son.

Apparently he pulled this stunt at school with a rope and a doorknob last month.

I've actively discouraged my son spending much time outside of school with this boy. Now my son knows why. The best way to describe this boy's personality is that he's the type of person that would shoot up heroin just to prove that he couldn't get addicted to it. I've had little choice but to discourage the relationship...my son isn't a leader with the ability to influence this boy...he's a follower, easily influenced.

I don't know what this boy's family has done with him, but we've not seen hide nor hair of him for the month of October. Propriety tells me I should feel badly about that, but I don't.

7 comments:

  1. I forgot to mention to you O saw the boy in question last night at the store.

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  2. Caring about the welfare of your son trumps wondering about the welfare of this other boy, I think. Don't feel badly about it.

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  3. Yikes, that's rough. That's scary to wonder who your kids are with. I still have everyone under my thumb (and feet) and that can be so tiring, but I know its better (in a lot of ways) or easier than what you're dealing with. Hopefully the kid's getting the help he needs.

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  4. That is sad but as Blogarita said your main concern has to be for the welfare of your son. I also hope that other kid is now getting some help with his problems. I'll bet the parents also need help with their lives.

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  5. Whatta you gonna do? You can't parent that boy, you can only watch over your son. I am with you, and fankly I am glad that you DON'T feel bad.

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  6. Wow, sounds like a mess. Count your blessings that he hasn't been around. Sure, you want to feel bad, but there is only so much you can do.

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  7. I say be grateful that your son saw the reason to stay away before it was too late.

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