How 'supportive' would you be ?

@4mymak (1796)
Malaysia
September 11, 2007 3:00am CST
Last Sunday evening, the "High School Musical 2" made its premier on our Disney Channel. All my children are great fans of the 1st. movie, and were really, really looking forward to this 2nd.movie... including my 1st. daughter, who is studying at a 'semi'-boarding school - and stays in a hostel, provided by the school. The school only allows them to come home every fortnightly, and last week - WAS NOT - the weekend they were allowed to come home. When we go visit my daughter on that sunday afternoon, she had this very sad, unhappy look... and really got me worried. When asked, she said she had hurt her knee doing aerobics that morning, BUT IT WAS NOTHING I SHOULD WORRY ABOUT. Fine... (I thought). When we were about to leave... she cried.. "I wanna go home!"... I was really worried then, thinking that she might have had a fight with the other girls, or something as similarly horrible had happened... And she finally let out : "I wanna watch High School Musical 2 tonite!"... Cissshhhhhhh! I was worried that something horrible had happened, and she was thinking HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL ?? Anyway... if you had seen that look on her face... you wouldnt have the heart to leave her. So... guess what i did ?! I went to see the warden... my daughter in-tow... smiled very sweetly - and very, very nicely asked her permission to take my daughter home that night, so that i could take her to see a doctor for the "injured knee"... THE WARDEN SAID OK. (I guess she didnt want to be responsible if the knee got swollen, or something worse). My daughter was soooooo happy, and seems like she ran with same 'injured knee' to get her things. My husband, although was also worried about her knee, didnt quite agree with what i did. But i didnt do anything bad - i didnt lie... her knee was hurting, and I DID take her to see a doctor and get medicines for her knee.... It was just a COINCIDENCE the new movie premiered on tv that seme evening. What do you think... would you have done the same? *ps... the hostel only allow tv at certain hours, the movie was aired during 'study-hour'.
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@kitty1234 (1476)
• United States
11 Sep 07
I would have done the same thing! I am a sucker for sad faces and tears. It was not a total lie you did take her to the doctor! And best of all your daughter will remember how you took her feelings into consideration! I hope she enjoyed the movie and appreciated your reaction, it will be a good memory for the future! You will always have that remember when we..........! lol
@casita (237)
• United States
11 Sep 07
What you did was to create a memory with your daughter. And that is worth much more than the actual movie she wanted to see and worth more than staying that night in the school. The movie will be forgotten, she'll leave the school one day. . .but the memories of time spent with family will last a lifetime.
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@BinKsBaBy (507)
• United States
11 Sep 07
No you didnt do anything wrong, any mother would have done the same thing! Especially with the knee, I personally would have done it even if my daughter wasnt hurt =) We watched High School Musical 1 and 2 together! So YES I know how big of a event the HSM2 was and my daughters only 5 and she was waiting for it so excited as soon as we had heard they were making a 2nt movie! =) So dont think that you did anything wrong, those little (sneaky) moments are the ones that our children will remember for a long time, and hopefully you will too!
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• United States
12 Sep 07
Your daughter is going to a boarding school? You people must have money or something. My family would never be able to afford that. Anyway, as a comic book fan, and someone of geek and nerd intelligence, I can say that I absolutely hate "High School Musical". And to all of you parents out there, your children are becoming mindless drones thanks to films like this. Thank goodness my generation had TMNT and comic books.
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@4mymak (1796)
• Malaysia
19 Sep 07
sorry for delayed comments. just thought i had to make clear that we DONT 'have money' (... rich?). the 'semi'-boarding school my daughter goes to is a Public School (Government-owned+run).. they have strict selection process - giving priorities to the not-rich students who scored well in their exams. as for HSM - it's just entertainment - i dont expect my daughter to learn anything 'academic' from it, either.. but we watched the first movie together, and i knew she would feel sad not being able to watch the 2nd. with her other siblings.... she reads books, too... not yet a geek or nerd, tho'... thanks for responding.
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
11 Sep 07
I think I would have done the same. Now you have a special memory for the two of you. She will always remember how you whisked her away from school to see High School Musical 2 on a weekend that she was not supposed to come home. It is good that you also go her knee looked at too!
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
20 Sep 07
thanks for the best response, I really appreciate it!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
16 Sep 07
I probably would have done the same thing if I had been in your shoes. You did take her to the doctor the next day, so you really didn;t lie, you just left out something.
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@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
11 Sep 07
If I were in your shoes, I think I'll do the same. I watched high school musical too,I myself was glued in the Disney channel that night and If I had a daughter I would be sad for her if she had not been able to see that. :) maybe most of moms here would not agree..I am not yet a mom but I think those small pleasures..I can't deny my daughter. So good of your daughter to tell you honestly what she feels and why she's so sad..:)you see? she deserve it for being such a sweet and honest girl.
• United States
11 Sep 07
i would have so done the same thing for my daughter whether her knee was hurting or not.. i have a 6 year old daughter and she is im telling you obseesed with highschoolmiscial.. her name is gabrielle so she thinks that her name is actually gabriela and she says that "troy bolton" is her bofriend etc etc.. shes mesmoriezed all the songs and moves and watches the first one wheneever she can.. i too liked highschool musical and of course counted down the days with her as to when the seond one was going to air.. we sat there and wtched it un interruppted just the two f us on the couch with nothing but the tv on... if there wsa some chance that she may not have been able to wacth it and i coldnt do anything about it i would have recorded it for her.. but yes i would have so done the sme thing for her. i think that you were just beuing a mother.. all of us want to do what makes our children happy and we hte seeing htem hurt...
@patgalca (14557)
• Orangeville, Ontario
11 Sep 07
You should see the lengths I went to so my girls could see High School Musical 2. We do not get the Disney channel. One friend of my younger daughter was going to have a group of friends over to watch it, which left my older daughter feeling left out. Her friend was away and was going to be watching on a small tv in a camper. Then the younger daughter's friend said she had to tape it because she had a soccer game. So what did I do? My neighbours have a satellite dish so I knew they had to get the channel. I didn't think about this until after they had left for the weekend. My younger daughter was cat-sitting for them so I just told my girls to go over there and watch it. I sent them over earlier in the day to find the channel so they weren't looking for it at the last minute. They watched it, and I even went over and watched the last 20 minutes or so. We always have our neighbour's key, and they have ours. I had every intention of asking them, but they left before I could. I know they wouldn't have minded. I have gone over to use their computer when mine has been on the fritz. They are so okay with this kind of stuff. It's just unfortunate they didn't have a VCR so we could have a tape of it. LOL! I don't think what you did was wrong. There was a lot of moaning and groaning going on around here before the movie as well. I probably would have done the same thing in your shoes, if I had access to the channel.
@nmw2005 (1197)
• United States
11 Sep 07
I would have done the same thing. 10 years from now you'll both look back and smile at the memory.