I know that is a stupid question. There isn't a way to know if what you are doing is the right way to go or if you are making a bad decision. You can only go with how you think and feel at the time of the decision. You may constantly question it and come back to it and realize you went the wrong way - but there are no certainties in life.
Malea has been struggling lately. She's actually doing really well. She's been very happy and we haven't had too many issues where we butt heads lately. It is nice to be in that place. However - she's having a tough time with friends. She currently doesn't have any friends. She says she has people to talk to at school - but they would never hang out. She's just in a tough place. I remember being there. For me -it happened in 6th grade. She's had a rough couple of years. I'm sure she's pushed some people away that will never come back. I think she attracted some of these so called friends because of how down she was. I can't say that I'm sad at the loss of a couple of these friendships. I never have felt that they were good for her. I have never felt that she had any friends that truly cared about her. I suppose you don't really ever have that in middle school.
Unfortunately for her - I'm in the same boat and have been for the past 20 years. I don't have one person that would hang out with me either. I have people that I occasionally talk to when I see them. Most of those people I don't even know their phone number - but even if I did - I woud never call them. However - I think Malea is pretty awesome. Her love of anime and horror films is quite strange to me - but other than that - she's pretty fun. Just last night she was rolling around the floor laughing becasue she couldn't stop. Granted - she was laughing at me and my lack of being able to be as flexible as her - but it was nice to see her like that. Sometimes I feel bad that she's the person I go to for advice - to ask her if my outfit looks ok. I normally don't think she's listening to me or telling me the truth - but she's the one I go to.
Malea is seriously thinking of changing schools next year. She wants to go to the district I work in. I had planned on maybe switching Keagan in 2 years. Next year my favorite teacher will be his teacher and I want to keep him there. It would be hard allowing her to do anything extra if she's 45 minutes from home. I could keep a closer eye on her from here for sure. I just don't know. I like Three Rivers and I like that any event she would do is very close to our house. She rarely has friends over now - so it would be nearly impossible with the distance of the new school. If I had not just bought our house and really love it there - I would just move. We wouldn't get as nice of a house and definitely wouldn't have a pool if we decided to move though. I'm just really in a tight spot trying to weight the options.
I am a wife and mother of 2. I have many different interests - baking, home renovations, music, education ;)