Here's the deal:
K is a junior at one of the specialized high schools in the City. This is THE YEAR when the SATs count and college talks and visits get real and she CANNOT FUCK UP. This is also the year where she may decided, like I did 20 years ago, that 10+ years of being a good student was more than enough and start acting out. This is the year boys might enter the picture or she might want to get her license or study abroad and all that shit. I'm exhausted just typing it.
N just started the sixth grade at what is considered to be the BEST middle school in all of Brooklyn (or at least one of them) for gifted and talented kids like my little Thug Boogie. Also, much to my dismay, she is the ONLY BLACK KID IN THE WHOLE SCHOOL. Three grades of smart kids from all over District 20 and she's the only Black kid. Let that shit marinate in your soul for a second.
I had no choice but to pull back on whatever bullshit I have going on at home (Netflix, sofa lounging, watching soca videos on YouTube) and get involved in my kids' school for every one's safety. Because god forbid one of these little heffas flunk out or fuck up or are ignored by her teachers...
*smooches...transforming into SuperMom*
you should see my fancy SuperMom cape :)