Well, tomorrow is the big day. My friend at work would call this "a come to Jesus meeting." I meet with Kayla's principal, her teacher and the school's D.A.R.E. officer and Kayla. At 11:55. (BTW- DARE. in this region, is a program for 5th graders and up wherein they pledge to and learn how to stay away from drugs and illegal substances.)
I called this wonderful man who runs my children's school on a program he calls "capturing their hearts". Hugs are allowed at this school, dis-respect is not. I explained the situation and asked for the meeting and the presence of the a police officer and without hesitation he agreed.
Its been a tiring week, I've run from the minute I am forced from my bed to the minute I give up trying to relax and I've made myself sick- well, ok, maybe it was my sniffly students that made me sick but it always happens in the busy weeks- right? Tomorrow I meet with my Navigator Artisans group for a girls night where-in I will demonstrate the little I know about encaustic painting. They are scrapbooking and I do not but will enjoy hanging with them. I sure hope someone brings some wine. (Yes, Kristi, I am counting on YOU to do this- because you are so amazingly efficient!)
Anyhow, I'm hoping my boss will take off early tomorrow afternoon and I can update you all on how the meeting went. I appreciate all the comments, especially the last few, as they help me gain perspective on a subject I may be just to close to see clearly. Good night, all- wish me luck opening a little girls eyes to a different perspective on her life.