Friday, April 23, 2010

Remember When?

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!

1 comment:

  1. You are such a good Mom, Luke is lucky to have a Mom who cares, he is learning such life lessons, life isn't always fair and it doesn't go the way you want it, but you have to suck it up and move on with a positive attitude. Our Children's church pastor was also my elementary school principal, a sweet and gentle Christian man who scared me to death.