Have you ever felt guilty or pressured for something that you know isn’t that big of a deal, but yet you’re afraid of the unknown circumstances so you find yourself procrastinating for hours on what you should do? As if, being in an unsteady situation just makes you wonder if you could get out of trouble YOUR way?
For example. Let’s say that you got in trouble because you got in a fight with someone so you get a behavior slip sent home. You think to yourself, well, I didn’t mean it intentionally. He/she started it first. Think, you’ve never been in trouble your life, and now you’e just standing in your room, biting your lip with agitation as you stare down at a behavior slip. On it, are the words that you thought you would never imagine seeing.
Deep inside, you’r sehaking with fear as you try to sort through all the emotions and thoughts over one piece of paper. You wonder about what your parents would say. What your friends with think of you. Especially, if they’re the type who like to keep their permanent record clean. Think of the humiliation. The pounding of your heart as your friends surround you, asking you questions about what happened. How would you reply? If you could, would you hide it and how?
Then you realize that detention is half an hour long and is on the same day of your basketball, football, or softball game. Or any day that you know for sure is most important to you. It requires your time and abilities, yet you enjoy it! Now, you won’t be able to attend it because of detention. You slap a hand to your forehead and shake your head, wondering why you ever got in the mess in the first place.
You know that the right thing to do is to show the slip to your parents and go to detention, but....you feel something pull you back and it kills you that you can’t make the right decision right away.
How would you handle this time?