Gotta do what you gotta do
Rochester, New York
June 23, 2017 10:06am CST
My youngest nephew S is a junior and dropped out of school 2 weeks before he was due to be released for the summer. Something happened at school and S was expelled for a few days. He and his older brother have been dealing with a lot of crap that's to their estranged mother. Not only did she cheat on my brother with one of his no ex best friend's, she emptied the youngest's bank account and then forced my brother to put the house on the market to be sold. She refused to wait until the youngest was finished with school. At my aunts wake, mum started in with the whole drop out of school lecture and I told her that the wake was not the right place for that. It made S feel very uncomfortable. I stepped in and hugged him. I told him quietly that while I wasn't happy with his decision that I support him because he knows what's best for him and no one else can tell him anything different. From what I read between the lines his brother and I are the only ones who are accepting of his decision. Well S is not just sitting home doing nothing, he's working and saving money. From what I understand he's working two jobs. Time Horton's and also at a pizza place delivering pizza's. Right now though he's happy and plans to get his GED at a later date. S is dealing with a lot of emotional garbage right now thanks to his mother. I would rather see him drop out and work on helping himself heal than to sink into an even darker place where we can't reach and help him.
8 people like this
• Boise, Idaho
It's nice to hear that he is being responsible and not just hanging out with friends all of the time. It's great that kids can take their GEDs now days. My granddaughter was bored silly with school so she quit but went and got her GED.
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I would do the same for my nephew. It may not be what we would do but if he is working and saving money then he should be just fine. Who knows he might become a self made millionaire! Not everybody is necessarily a good match for schools