OK~ I'm pondering where 22 years of marriage have went- Today, March 14, is our Wedding Anniversary and life has been an adventure, but worth every moment! Garrett, who is now 13, was being his usual stubborn self today and I recalled one of his interesting moments of 1st Grade. He's now in 8th Grade, and he even had to attend Saturday school today. So, that lets you know how this boy enjoys school- NOT!
1st Grade- I walk into Hoover Elementary to pick up my "sweet, innocent" 1st Grader. The teacher looks at me and says, "We had an incident!" I said something to the effect of "Oh, what did he do?" Thinking it was a he said/she said type of deal. Well, no, not that simple. She mentioned that he and another student had went to the restroom. Well, boys and restrooms, we know nothing good is going to come out of this!
While in the restroom, (not sure if they used the facilities) they decided to take paper towels- roll them in soap- then toss them up to the ceiling! Oh yeah, they stuck pretty darn good. She explained that she was concerned that he and the other student had spent more than an hour cleaning up the mess. But, her biggest concern was that Garrett enjoyed cleaning the mess up! He was able to work alongside his favorite school custodian, Butch.
I told her she had every right to be concerned. The punishment was supposed to be punishment, and NOT an event like a carnival game. Well, I gathered my child- contemplating to myself as to how I was going to handle the punishment for doing this crazy thing at school.
We were crossing the street in front of the school, escorted by the Principal. He looked at me and I said, "You know, I'm not sure how I am going to handle this! I am going to let his Dad handle the punishment. His Dad did the exact same thing when he was his age!" After all, it's all in a Mom's day, right?