Welcome to Zohrbak’s Blog.
Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am a mother of 4, I work at a law firm, and I like to write about my internal and external struggles in a way that entertains people. My blogs do not center on the school system (sorry to disappoint, but don’t stop reading JUST YET…)
If you came here today to gawk at some words that you were told or previously conceived to be negative connotations about the school system in general or in any way specifically, I’ve taken down the most recent posts which chronicled most specifically some recent struggles I’ve had with my 5 year old, Little B, and behavior issues he’s having at school.
In light of recent events, I did some soul-searching last night, and decided the best thing to do was take down these posts, because I was forced to, for a moment, put myself in my son’s teacher’s shoes. I don’t think it’s fair to pass judgment on first impressions of a teacher any more than I think it’s fair to do that to a child. My words may have implied anger, but they were truly borne only of frustration. The conversations chronicled in these now-defunct posts may have cast an unfavorable light on this teacher, and if that left her feeling bad in any way, I truly apologize for that. My frustration was a cumulation of years of dealing with my unruly children and trying to control their behavior from afar while they are at school, and the trials and tribulations that I have undergone for YEARS in dealing with their teachers and principals. It was not solely a result of these first few weeks of school (or Little B alone or his teacher for that matter) in particular. Her obvious frustration might not have been borne solely because of my child or me, but from YEARS of dealing with oppositional and defiant PARENTS in addition to their children. And to be fair, I must point out that our teachers and schools can do 50 unrecognized things right in a day, but make one mistake and the criticism begins!
If you’d have gone back to the beginning of my blog and read it in its entirety, you’d know where I was coming from. 98% of the criticisms archived here are directed at ME and MY CHILDREN. However, all of that being said, even words taken out of context that resulted in someone’s hurt feelings were not my intention. This blog is supposed to be funny, uplifting, and a community of people who find themselves in the same position. It was never intended to be a source of embarrassment for anyone but myself. Again, I apologize to the teacher if any of my words (or their interpretation by others) gave her even the slightest embarrassment.
If you came here to gawk, then the time for gawking is over.
However, I always appreciate new readers, so if you’re here to stay, then Welcome Aboard! If you’d like to chime in on any of my posts, feel free to do so…without fear of recourse. You may create an anonymous screen name of your choice and comment without anyone knowing who you are. You can disagree with anything I’ve written. You can support me in my daily struggles, both internal and external, which I like to write about because it has the effect of keeping me sane. Who knows, maybe it will have a similar effect on you.