this is probably one of those posts i will have to hold off showing to my posterity until they are adults themselves and won't use it against me.
[ah but right now, they aren't even fetuses so i can write whatever i want. ]
i got detention multiple times in jr high and high school
was it because i mouthed off to my teachers?
well...not every time [but sometimes, yes]
sometimes, it was because i forgot my hmwk
and guess what?
i ditched class in high school
um, more than once
and, more than twice
[...you get the picture]
in my defense, my older sister used to paint her fingernails black and ditched her math class to spend lunch with her boyfriend
so, can we say it's in my genes?
[love you mandysister]
and crap, now i totally want black nail polish...
the truth is,
i almost never felt guilty for getting detention
i mean, i didn't love it or anything
but, i was usually at peace with whatever i did that got me there
forgetting my hmwk? it happens
skipping english class to eat lunch with friends? never regretted that one
i think i've always had a little bit of this in me...
a total willingness to accept my consequences if i think the trade-off is worth it
also, i've always had a strong sense of contentment with my own choices, whether anyone else agrees with them or not
i could have probably used a lesson or two in respect for authority, in retrospect...
i always had a hard time respecting the authority of people who i didn't respect as leaders or educators
those teachers who hated their jobs and didn't know diddly about the subject matter?
i didn't want to be in the classroom any more than they did
so, i ran free.
and you know...
i have a lot of good memories
i've always wondered what i'm going to do if/when my own kids have a rebellious streak
"yes baby, sometimes your teachers are idiots and your classes are pointless, but that's life! maybe get better at not getting caught? here's some tips..."
i kid, i kid...
will work on that script.
glad to get this off my chest.
can you relate to me? anyone?