Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day that doesn't have anything to do with politics!

My brain and ulcerated stomach has been on overload and I should be sleeping, but, true to form, I decided to blog about it instead- lucky you- here's a big old brain fart!

The husband is still in the hospital. Not quite as smooth a progression as I had hoped for (or him, for that matter!). A WAAAY "I told you so" situation. I had been telling him to go to a doctor for a very long time, but since he didn't, I assumed I married a pussy and he had no tolerance for pain, what a turn-on, right?

The good news is that he apparently has quite a threshold of pain! Doctors are amazed that he is not grimacing more and that he lasted this long with the condition his pancreas is in- that's pretty hot!

The bad news is that he still may have a few more days of IV, clear liquids and laying in a hospital bed before his body can withstand the gallbladder surgery.

The worse news is that every time a doctor or nurse comes in and doesn't say "it's time to go home"- he freaks out. By freak out, I mean he is fucking nuts. He is convinced that he has cancer. He doesn't. I'm quite certain that the doctors are close to slipping some poison in his IV: didn't they learn in medical school that ingrown toenails, dry skin, and and a runny nose are signs of cancer?

Aside from being a supportive (relatively speaking) wife- or as they call me at the hospital- "care partner"(my husband and I even had a good laugh at that one), I had to go and vote and jump through a few hoops to ensure that my husband did his civic duty by getting the election official to the hospital- yay me!

I had to pick up my son from detention for telling a "dirty joke"... It was Halloween and the class was exchanging jokes. He had a Laffy Taffy wrapper with this joke on it... He raised his hand and said he didn't know if he "should" tell it-since they were warned that the jokes should be "appropriate"... the teacher said go ahead since it was on the candy wrapper...

Why couldn't the skeleton have a baby?
Because he had a halloweeny.

Few things... this may sound naive, but my son doesn't get this joke TOTALLY- he may get it a little, but not completely- and I am pretty sure he doesn't understand the "inappropriateness" of it- (who am I kidding, I don't understand the inappropriateness of it!)

I know what you're thinking- that dumb bitch doesn't have a clue!!! He's 13, but he's the oldest, has gone to Catholic school his whole life and been quite sheltered, and is just really "green"! Just last year I felt it was my parental duty to burst his bubble and tell him there was no Santa Clause- I didn't want him to get made fun of at school!

We have struggled with our decision to put our kids in Catholic school since we moved to this school district- they always went to Catholic school, but we now live in a great public school district. I have mentioned it before and think about it on a daily basis.

The first few weeks we were at this school, my son received an infraction for saying "that sucks" when told they wouldn't be getting a recess. That was the first eye- opener of, oh shit, maybe this is the wrong place for us.

High school is upon us and we've had a lot of soul searching to do. Catholic High School is very demanding, competitive and expensive. Today was the deadline to get the applications in if we were going to stay with Catholic school.

My daughter's recent "struggling" with her academics got me thinking. The judgement that this school evokes has had me thinking. I want my kids to have all of the resources possible. I do not want them to be judged for just joking around- it's never been at anyone's expense because they know better than that. I am sick of pussy footing around the parents in this school. I don't want my kids to be uptight. I want them to be able to have a sense of humor and a life. I am not convinced that this school is laying out the path that I want for them.

So, it is with great anticipation that I have made the decision to send ALL of my kids to public school next year. I was not aware what kind of emotions this would stir up in me. I feel like I'm going to throw up. I have a headache. I want to cry. Yet at the same time, I feel like a huge weight has being lifted off of me. I truly feel like this is the right decision for my kids and my family. Why am I having such a hard time with it?

So there you go, today's nervous breakdown. Feel free to talk me down, encourage me, call me a heathen asshole- whatever, but give me something.

I will now go and immerse myself in an orgasm in a carton... and watch the election results- PEACE!

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Heinous said...

If it feels right, do it. Don't second guess yourself. If the public school is good there and it's not coasting smoothly, just make it easier and accept it.

Soxy Deb said...

It's all probably feeling so overwhelming to you right now because you gots a lot of shit going on right now girl.
As much as you struggled with just the thought of a decision, I'm sure you made the best choice for your family. You didn't go into it lightly.

I can't believe the poor hubby is still in the hospital and hasn't had that surgery yet. I feel bad for making fum of him, even though it was just a little. And being married to a hypochondriac pussy myself, I thought that gave me carte blanch. Ooaf, now I feel bad. Tell him to get up and stop making me feel bad.

Tiffany said...

Is it bad I thought that joke was funny?

And I lmao at the docs slipping the hubs poison. If only it were that easy. I MEAN I hope he gets better soon.

And I think your kids will do great with more "normal" people around instead of the stick in the mud parents at Catholic school. I'm sure you thought long and hard about it.

You sure are smart for a skanky nurse. LMAO

Deb said...

my advice, for what it is worth (nothing), is just wait until all the chaos has subsided and THEN make your major, life changing decisions.

however, i will also say that i totally am a public school fan (rather, having done both, i don't see ANY real advantage to private/parochial). my kids are happy and successful in public school.

Mrs4444 said...

I am shocked that that joke would be in a Laffy Taffy wrapper; way over the top, in my opinion, for a candy wrapper; jeez!

Your kids will be fine in public school. There will be new and different issues, but they will survive :)

Hope the hubs feels better soon!

amelia bedelia said...

I am glad he is getting better. Halloweenie! good one!

jill jill bo bill said...

You made the right choice. They will be so much farther ahead of their classmates it will astound you. And they will have fun.

Sabrae said...

Ok... so becuz I am synical I won't comment! lol I went to a private christan school for all of high school and half of jr high and it did me no good! lol I think I got into more trouble there from rebelling than I would have in public school. I am also up late watching the election and as I already know who will win I still want to watch document and record it all for my future (and I mean way in the future) kids. Does your hubby read your blog by the way? LOL I can only imagine the look on his face if he does! BTW-You have been tagged on my blog for the MEME game... ok ok ok you can bitch me out later for it but I had to come up with 6 people to tag and I always read your blog like its my fucking religon or something so TAG YOU ARE IT!!! HAHA!

Annie said...

Yeah, public school! And just in time....a DEM in office so NCLB can be restructured!
I taught public school for 12 years. If you are in a good district, I say go for it!

My word verification is PUNIS. Is that slang for PENIS?

C said...

Wow, you have a lot on your plate...you should do whatever you think is best for your kids; if the school they go to doesn't feel right, then it isn't. I think you're having mixed emotions b/c change doesn't come easily, but it is necessary in order for us to grow.

Oh, and BTW--YES WE DID!!!!!!! Last night? AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!


Twisted Lisa said...

okay, first, I didn't go to Catholic school, but I don't 'get' the joke. Not really, I get weenie...but...what is a Halloweenie?

Don't surround yourself with people who can't laugh, life is too short.

The sign at my Vet's office "Remember to neuter your Hallowieners" I thought it was clever, does that make me inappropriate?

Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

I think you are doing the right thing. Always trust your Mommy Instinct.

Poor Hubby, I sure hope he gets better soon and then gets home and starts listening to you so you don't have anymore "I told ya so moments".

Lottifish said...

Good for you! I had a great public school experience and have many friends that went to Catholic high schools who are WAY more messed up than I am. Public schools can be great and I'm sure that you will feel better about it once they start.

HappyHourSue said...

This is why I love you. You start talking about your husband's impending surgery but then you side-track yourself and end up talking about Catholic school. 2 serious subjects, but I am cracking up.

Susan in the Psych Ward said...

First off, if you feel better, then you made the right decision. My kid goes to a Catholic school and I work there and we love it. But, the joke wouldn't have been a big deal at our school, I don't think. I think our principal would have been laughing... so, we're not all snobby stick in the mud parents and teachers at Catholic schools.... me and my friends have fun and many of us enjoy dirty jokes!!!