My son starts fourth grade at a new school in a new neighborhood tomorrow. We moved to another part of El Paso back in January. It’s about a 30-minute drive away from where we used to live. My son is taking it pretty hard because he’s used to being with my grandparents. I decided not to move him to the new school because he only had four months to go until the school year ended last year. He is used to going to the same school for the past three years.
I don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing, but he is a lot like me in so many ways. He’s shy and reserved until you get to know him. He, like myself, sometimes takes change pretty hard. I told him he would be fine and he’d make new friends. He insisted on the what ifs? What if the kids are mean? What if he doesn’t like it there? I just said what if you end up liking it there and the kids and teacher are nice? Then, I told him the truth… I told him no matter where you go there are unfortunately going to be some mean people. I told him I deal with nice and mean people at work all of the time and in life. I told him if someone isn’t being nice to him to please let me know. As a parent, you want to protect your kids at all times! At the same time, I want my son to know the truth. I want him to already know that not everyone is nice everywhere. All you can do is try your best to get along with everyone. I still haven’t told him not everyone is going to like you in life for whatever reasons yet. It took me awhile to finally figure that one out.
Throughout the six months I’ve been on WordPress, I’ve had nothing but great and positive experiences with everyone I’ve interacted with. I’ve enjoyed all of the great posts I’ve read, along with the great comments. I’ve enjoyed revealing my true self to hundreds of people. Today was pretty much the same thing until I got into a bit of a commotion with a blogger. I commented on a blog post about Mexicans and immigration. It’s still pretty hard for me to hear and read such negative things about Mexicans because I’m Mexican-American! The majority of my roots are from Mexico. I would be silly to say racism no longer exists. I don’t like drama or any nonsense with anyone, especially on WordPress! I come here to relax and stay away from drama!
Anyway, I’m thinking I should’ve just kept my thoughts to myself…but I didn’t. I let my emotions get the best of me. To be quite honest, I was very pissed off! The blogger took offense to my comments. Yeah, so maybe I was a little out there? Here is your I’m sorry. I’m going to own up to it because I’m 33 and an adult. I still make mistakes as an adult.
So what now? Life goes on and I keep on blogging the same way I’ve been these past few months. Will I ever follow this blogger? Hell no! I don’t get off on making people feel bad or correcting them and I never will. Have a goodnight everyone and thank you for your continued support. Thank you for reading me 🙂 Until next time…