Last night was Back to School Night at my daughter Nikita's new school she is now at Buena Park Junior High. I titled this the good the bad and the ugly for this reason:
The good, all the Buena Park Junior High Staff & Teachers were very nice and helpful last night. Some might know that I am handicapped. I walk small distances and for long distances I use a wheel chair, that is if Larry is with us because I can't lift the wheel chair it is very heavy. I digress, the Principal and both Assistant Principals went out of there way to make me feel welcome and helped us when we needed it to get into and out of buildings. I was also checked on a few times during the night which I appreciated and I am very grateful for this.
The bad, Nikita had way to much fun running with me from class to class, which terrified me a lot. The school has lots of uneven surfaces and things to run into. I held on for dear life and almost got knocked over and almost hit poles, benches and Nikita did run over someones foot.
The ugly, were the kids & the parents, I got knocked into pushed out of there way and when it came time for anyone let alone a handicapped person to get out or into a class there was very few adults I saw with the exception of Staff & Teachers acting polite to there fellow adults. I saw only a very few students that were polite and the ones I did see were the ones who know me as Nikita's Mom. It is sad that people don't care to be polite/nice to there fellow human beings let alone a woman in a wheel chair.
I found that I am not sure if I want to do this again, it is sad that we as human beings forget to look out for each other. I did like what I could absorb in the classrooms where I wasn't being hit moved or focus was on me because of the wheel chair.
In today's society technology is good and bad, we forget to communicate to one another and some people just don't teach basic manners to their kids today, or maybe they were never taught. As I have said in other posts I am teaching Nikita to have manners and yes it is a daily thing I feel I need to do so that Nikita can show respect to others and act like a civil/polite human being! Believe me I am not perfect and I don't want anyone to think that I am!!!!!!!!!!!!