Ok so here I am, for the like 39th time sitting down to write my blog for the day and trying to think of something to write other than what happened today. Obviously not an option as I can’t think of a single other thing to write!
So here goes. I got called into the Principle’s office today at my kids school. My son, who is 5, and goes to Kindergarten wrote the F word all over his science worksheet today, basically til he got the spelling right. Needless to say, I was pretty shocked. And a tiny bit impressed that his spelling and writing was so good. No, I was shocked and appalled, really I was. SIGH. There is seriously always something. The teacher was not impressed, looking to me for an explanation. Like I sent him to school this morning with explicit instructions: “Have a great day at school honey, give Mommy a kiss. That’s a good boy. Now don’t forget to write Fuck all over your school work! See you after school!”. Ugh….
So my question was how on earth did he figure out how to write that and why the choice of colourful words? Well, he explained that there were a couple of grade 5 boys who were showing off their fantastic vocabularies at recess. Then, since he wasn’t happy with his diagram of dragon fly that he had drawn, he decided to make it clear that things weren’t going as planned, by writing how he felt on the paper. Well it worked, he certainly got everyone’s attention!
This is not the first issue we have had at school, if you have read my previous blogs you will see a couple of other issues we have faced in the last few months. In fact, it seems like there is never a dull moment with my kids, as I mentioned earlier, there is always something. Last week he peed in a garbage can in the boys bathroom. The teacher was horrified. Turns out one stall was occupied (by the kid that ratted him out) and the other one had an out of order sign stuck to it. What, I asked, was he supposed to do? Really, he was using his problem solving skills, he couldn’t wait, didn’t know where else to go and didn’t want to have an accident… it’s only peeing on garbage for Pete’s sake!
The week before that he was caught on film poking one of the other kids during a class photo. The list goes on: taking toys to school for show and tell when it’s not his day, bringing toys home from school to do show and tell at home and being accused of stealing. Gosh, it’s not much fun being in Kindergarten anymore is it!! Or maybe not if you are a bit of a free spirit, better if you are one of those good quiet kids who doesn’t stir up any mischief.
Oh well, I’ll keep you posted on the next fiasco, maybe I’ll get lucky and it won’t be til the day after tomorrow!