Wednesday, October 06, 2010
It Will Be My Fault...
Kim comes to class late, needs the pass and does no work, that is, on the days she shows up. Last week, I had it. I found her mom's work number and gave her a call. Mama Kim was very happy to hear from me and she kept me on the phone quite a while, discussing Kim's problems and what we could do to help her.
When Kim arrived in class that afternoon, I greeted her with a message from her mom. Kim was furious.
"Do you know what my mom does? My mom works at XXX Prison. When you called her she was sitting at her desk with inmates. You discussed my personal life in front of prisoners. And, you endangered my mom. How could she pay attention to them when she was talking to you? If she gets killed, it will be all your fault."
I don't know what Mama Kim does in the prison but I hope she brings some of those work skills home to deal with her child.