Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Standing Up

You know I thought I had out grown this side of me that really just let loose and let people have a peace of my mind and I think for the most part I have learned to stay quiet and not get involved...but when it comes to my children I think you better watch out!....I could not believe what I had to do yesterday....seriously still blows my mind....so Kacey came home from school the other day I think it was last week but she said she had to close her eyes on this part of a movie they were watchiing in Social Studies...well I was thinking what kind of movie would you have to close your eyes on at shcool??? seriously...this isn't the first time she has told me she's had to do this in her class...so now I am really wondering what the heck is going on....oh and she said she opened her eyes for a second and saw a guy getting his leg blown off....yeah really....so yesterday was parent teacher conference and I went up to ask this teacher about what movies she is showing and my views on the influence and affect of violence in the media....so I sat down and talked to her she said she felt the same way that she was really picky about what her kids watched and that everything she show's comes from the school library....really? so I went to the library and asked them what this teacher had checked out recently and if they had any movies on the revolutionary war that showed someone getting blown up....the librarian said this teacher had not checked anything out recently and showed me the movies she had, which were very educational and good....so I went back to the teacher because I had forgotten to ask what the name of the movie was and I could tell she did not want to tell me....get this you are never going to believe it....it was "The Patriot" with Mel Gibson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a rated R movie for war violence....I went back to the library and asked them if they had that movie she said no way would she have that movie in her library....oh I was so mad and sick to my stomach...so I went to the office to talk to the principal and couldn't find her and then in walks the teacher so I'm like oh great I'm going to have to do this later because I didn't want her to see me talking to the principal....by the way I forgot to mention that before I even went up to the school I was praying so much and so was Jared...so I really felt guided through out it all....okay so I decide to leave and as I'm walking out the principal is walking in and I stop her and talk to her....she knows me because I'm the mom that didn't even want to send her child to school in the first place and has been up there on other occasions about stuff, so she knows me....I tell her about how this isn't the first time Kacey has had to close her eyes and told her what the movie was and she couldn't believe it either and knew that she had not approved that movie becuase everything is supposed to be approved the semester before..and she apologized to me and said that she will take care of it....I don't know what exactly that means but trust me I will follow up and find out what actions were taken.....

I really felt like Kacey is such a strong beacon in that school and that her friends know her values and that God is using her for good....I know God loves all of his children and wants to make sure that they are protected and not exposed to the evil of the world..I feel like God wanted me to stand up for my daughter but also for all the other innocent children that were being affected by it....if it wasn't for a parent speaking out then nothing would have changed and she would have kept on doing this to other children...I don't think she intentionaly meant to harm them but used a really poor sense of judgment....I have told other parents, ones that I know have her as a teacher and they can't believe it either and are grateful that I did that...We have to stand up for what we believe in and make sure that we are holding up our light for the world to see!!!!!!!!!!!

6 comments:

kenziekylanmom said...

Great job Elizabeth! I'm so proud of you, and I can't believe the teacher had the nerve to show that movie in school and then to basically lie to you about it! WOW!

Maple said...

Good for you!!! My second grader has been singing "I'm too sexy" lately, compliments of school children. And he taught my girly the "Don't you wish your butt was hot like mine" song. That's a song everyone wants their five year old singing! We had to have some discussions this week. :)

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Monica said...

I just stumbled across your blog and I have to say you handled that a lot better than I probably would have. That teacher would've lost their job before my head hit the pillow that night. I have a 5th and 3rd grader and I don't even let them watch PG-13 movies WITH ME. This is one of the many reason I'm choosing to homeschool next school year. Good for you for standing up and seeking answers!

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