during the school year this year there were issues between blake and one particular boy. these issues would crop up over and over again.
blake is in 7th grade. or he was. i guess he's officially an 8th grader now? scary.
anyway, this boy felt that it was okay to slap blake in the face on numerous occassions. now i wasn't there, so i have no idea how hard the slap was, or what it was like- all i know is what blake told me. and i assume that the kid probably did like a light smack to his cheek or something. but he did it more than once. he did it far more than a handful of times. and the vice principal of the school was aware this was happening.
well blake didn't like it. i'm sure you're shocked. no really, come slap me in the face... i enjoy you violating my personal space and touching me uninvited.
so near the last day of school, the boy slapped blake again (for seriously probably the 20th fucking time). blake turned and shoved the living shit out of the kid.
i'm not sure how this got to the principals office, but all i know is what came home to me from my son.
blake came home and told me that the assistant principal of his junior high school told him that:
"SELF DEFENSE IS NOT OKAY AT SCHOOL."
i'm just going to sit here for a minute and let you read that line again.
and then one more time.
self defense is not okay at school.
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!??!!?
hold on, because now i'm all pissed off and riled up again.
okay, look. i understand that a school environment probably isn't allowed to support any type of "violence." i get it. i also get that they have zero tolerance on things. i truly do get that there needs to be rules and safety, etc. i understand that school needs to be a safe enviornment for our kids- I WANT A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR MY KID.
but you're telling me that if someone is sitting there getting the living shit beat out of them... they have to just take it?
they can't defend themselves and punch back.. or kick... or shove.. or do something to stop it?
they just have to sit there and get hit over and over again until that person decides they're done hitting them?
what the fuck, man?! you cannot teach our children that they cannot defend themselves!!!!! moreso, you can't tell them that it "ISN'T OKAY" to defend themselves. and i'm sorry, but i don't consider allowing someone to get hit (and not fight back) a safe environment.
our society has gotten so screwed up somewhere along the way. because how else has DEFENDING your self, become not okay?
if blake defends himself, he'll get suspended. why is my kid getting in trouble for not allowing someone to violate him? when did it become wrong to hit someone back who hit you first? we can't tell everyone to "turn the other cheek" all the time. we can't raise an entire generation of our boys to be giant PUSSIES. cause that's what we're doing.
we're constantly telling them to "walk away..."
"don't fight back.."
"turn the other cheek..."
"find an adult or someone who can help at all costs..."
i just really, really, really, think that mentality is wrong. a
nd if that kid slaps blake again next year, i hope he punches him in the fucking jaw. because maybe then, that kid will stop putting his hands on my son's face.
and when blake gets suspended for DEFENDING himself at school. i'll take his ass out for ice cream or something. because he won't be in trouble at home.