Between all my previous medical problems, my FM/CFS diagnosis, and the financial toll all of these issues have caused, I have done nothing but beat myself up. On my down days I feel like I could have done something to prevent the fact I'm about to lose the only home my daughter has ever known. I try to deal with the guilt, not being able to do things I used to, my daughters having to worry and do so many things for me, you name it - the list could go on for days as I'm sure many of you can relate. As if I can't beat myself up enough, I have to worry about other people who can't begin to understand what I'm dealing with and they are SO ignorant in the comments they make!! My youngest daughter goes to a charter school which isn't a private school, but its not considered a public school either. It's MUCH smaller and I've always liked it because the teacher / student ratio is much more manageable. One of her teachers has a serious complex and I've never really cared for his obnoxious ways but this time he overstepped his boundries. He made a comment to 3 of his students (my daughter included) that it was obvious their parents weren't raising their kids right which is why he's there - to do their parents jobs. I can't begin to explain how this made me feel. As if Im not putting enough pressure on myself, it's one thing when people assume I'm lazy because of this chronic pain and fatigue, but someone who doesn't really even know me is going to pass such negative judgment toward my parenting skills?? I am just floored. I called the school and of course the superintendent was quick to say that the comment could have been exaggerated or that it probably wasn't what he meant. Not the case when more than 1 student complained and if it isn't what he meant then its still in his lap because he communicated poorly. I believe he said it the way it was explained to me. My daughter is an excellent student and she's not a liar. I told the superintendent that nobody should ever make such a comment about someone they don't know, especially when he doesnt know details of the family / personal situation and how dare he make such a comment without knowing me personally. And even if he did who is he to bring these kids down - as if my daughter isn't already worrying enough?? She shouldn't have to be put in a position to have to stick up for me. He's going to have the teacher call me today so I need to calm down in order to not just go off like a fool. And he had BETTER be armed with a BIG apology! I guarantee this guy couldn't walk in my footsteps for even a day, heck there's days I can't even do it! Why on earth do people have to be so darned ignorant??