I relieved some memories today. :) I told Luke last night that I might let him skip school today. His attitude has been pretty good lately and we were supposed to leave for Branson today for a Cub Scout weekend (we're getting a delayed start because Lance is sick). I thought that it wouldn't be a big deal to let him skip. Lance didn't like the idea as much. He did remind me that Luke had a spelling test today. So when Luke got up, I told him that he was going to have to go to take his test and I would check him out early.
Well, he didn't like that too much. We had a little bit of a fit, but he made it out the door without too much trouble. I warned him that he'd better behave at school or he would be in trouble. I guess he didn't believe me. :)
I called to make sure he was done with his test so I could check him out. Turns out, he was a little turkey all day. It was only noon and he'd had his name written on the board 4 times and had lost his recess time.
So here I was in a dilemma. I didn't want to check him out and reward his bad behavior, but I didn't want to not check him out and he act even worse for his teacher because he was mad.
Sooooo. I went to school to have a talk with him. I walked in the office and told the office workers that I needed to talk to him. (they were aware of the situation) It just so happens that his principal was in the office when I walked in. She asked what was going on and I asked he if she wanted to sit in on my talk with Luke.
Now here's where I relived some memories. I had to go to the Principal's office a couple times in my elementary school career. (That was back in the day when you got sent for not doing your homework. Seriously? Not doing your homework??) So I remember the fear of going to the office. BUT, I NEVER had to go to the office and my mother was there, too! haha! Bless his heart. I can't imagine how hard his heart was beating!
Needless to say, he didn't get checked out early. :) And he had a much better afternoon! haha!
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