Wednesday, October 27, 2010

*sigh*

Just missed a phone call this morning. My seventh grader calling from the principal's office to ask if today or tomorrow was better for after school detention. Goober.

So I called back. Spoke with the principal in my most cheerful mom voice. Told him today was certainly the best day for detention. Of course.

Why detention? My boy, when he doesn't wear his patch for ADD, talks in class.

The stick here is that he's discovered he likes detention. It's quiet and he can get homework done.

*sigh*

Until I write again ...

Flea

14 comments:

Marguerite said...

"Better get used to those bars, kid." - Back to the Future

Laski said...

Oh, I get it. I do . . . I used to have a student who would purposefully not finish homework so he could sit in my "peaceful" classroom during lunch. I caught on quick. He needed the quiet time . . . I started letting him stay even when he did finish his work. Any way you and the teacher can work something out?

Crazed Nitwit said...

Oh the joys of boys and middle school. You have my empathy.

Kaylen said...

I wish I had detention at work so I could focus on the report I need to get done!!! I need some quiet time.

CanadianMama said...

Well, if it makes you feel any better my kid likes time out - I'm totally at a loss too. Double sigh!

Mental P Mama said...

LOL...

Pearl said...

Actually, that's pretty smart of him.

I kinda had a similar moment, when I discovered that detention was where they were keeping all the good-looking "bad" boys, which, in our school, meant potheads with Pink Floyd blaring from car stereos.

All of a sudden, I miss school.

:-)

Pearl

p.s. Liza Bean Bitey cannot wait for the mail to come. I told her she might be getting a package from someone called "Flea" and she's been grooming herself silly ever since.

Pearl said...

p.s. Did you guys get an enormous wind the other day?! Where did that COME from? Yikes!

Daryl said...

kids do the darnedest things

Debbie said...

Ahhhh the joys of motherhood.

mumple said...

What Laski Said. Double.

Jill of All Trades said...

It's funny how they figure out the quirky stuff. Good luck. I'm SOOO glad mine are grown and on their own. Sometimes I don't know how I/we managed. Good luck.

Trisha said...

What do you expect from one of your children - normalcy?

Laura ~Peach~ said...

my kids liked detenti0on until i refused to pick them up and they had to do in school suspension.... they well SHE liked ISS because it is quiet and she got all of her work done fast... GAH