Being a parent is hard.
Being a teacher is hard.
Being both to the same person is . . . well, I'm not even sure.
Homeschooling was different. I could handle that. There was no outside drama - it was just me, just the kids, it was wonderful.
This is different.
When you teach what I teach, things can get sticky.
Kooka was chosen for a lead role in a camp musical - THE lead role.
I can't win here. If I don't let her have it, I'm not doing my job as a mom. She deserves this opportunity, she's a hard worker, a talented kid, she's done plenty of chorus work and bit parts, she's paid her dues. Plus, the two other girls that could have possibly done it had leads the past two years.
BUT, if I do let her do this, it is my reputation on the line - my gig as a teacher. If she blows it, people will call it nepotism. Let's face it, even if she Doesn't blow it, people will call it nepotism. And theoretically, I could give somebody else a chance, I can alway teach her in my living room - right?