Still no college......still not passing.
Just in case you were wondering. LOL.
These kids are going to kill me.
Last week it was Adam.
I got a call on Friday that was cutting it out: "Son...office....truancy." I was on my morning walk. I ran home.
So apparently Adam has been leaving his coveted office aide class early since January and on Friday they finally got tired of it.
Maybe I should have dealt with it, huh? I would have been all over that if KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT IT.
I mean, seriously. We go from he's-such-a-good-kid-we-felt-a-warning-was-sufficient to in school suspension in twenty minutes. Grrrr......
This is the same school that wouldn't allow him to attend a field trip because he had a library fine and when I brought to their attention that we could not find notification of a fine ANYWHERE I was told the government shutdown kept them from doing that. O-K.
Adam deserves punishment for disobeying their directions. I am not disputing that at all. In fact, I really didn't dispute anything because my first instinct when I returned that call was to cry and tell some woman I have never met, "NOT THIS ONE TOO". All I could think was what have we done? Why do we have TWO of them? Why can't my children behave? Can life expectancy be 50 again? I might have even said these things out loud. Could be why she suggested some outside psychiatric help for me........LOL.....I have some! Thanks!
So anyway, my children both come home and they are loud and using their hands to tell me what happened that morning and, you know what? I got a completely different story from them. I know, I know, you're thinking they didn't do it yada, yada, yada. That wasn't what I got. From them I got some story about Adam having Elizabeth's ID tag and the librarian (the one who couldn't send library notices due to the shutdown) noticed and sent Adam to the office and then got Elizabeth out of class to get her ID and instigated some showdown between the two accusing Adam of stealing her ID. Adam's story is he picked hers up on the way out the door which I do believe because I have asked him to take hers to her before and he's refused because he doesn't want to be caught dead with it. The librarian's story was he was trying to pull a prank by buying a dance ticket with her ID (she already had a dance ticket).
Elizabeth says he pulled out his phone and the principal put her hands on the counter and said, "That's it, you have ISS" Adam says he pulled out the phone to call me for his ID because the librarian kept asking where was his ID. Elizabeth was coddled and patted on the head and sent back to class and Adam was sent immediately to the ISS room and that was when I got the half-phone call.
I relayed the story I got and they were both confused.
Why wasn't this woman forthcoming if she felt he was being disrespectful and just say, "Adam was being disrespectful therefore he has an in school suspension" I mean, TWO DAYS SUSPENSION for taking your phone out? OR TWO DAYS SUSPENSION for leaving class early?
Either way, I think the punishment is excessive since this is the first I have EVER heard about him being a problem in any way. Now he misses the eighth grade trip, an athletic field trip, and he sure won't be getting that character award at the end of the year.
BUT. I said nothing. I thought at the time he was clearly skipping class and deserved the punishment, now I am not so sure. I feel like I was played. I called yesterday to get the full story and (surprise) haven't heard back.
He served his suspension and all it's done to him is make him hate school, distrust adminstrators, and lie in bed depressed as soon as he returns home.
Last week, different kid.
Here we go again.
I want off the roller coaster.
Day One Hundred Eighty-Eight
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