we canceled Easter.
i'll give you one guess...like it's a guess, please!
right before i left work on thurs i checked my phone & there was a message on there...from the principal.
because tuesday's events weren't enough...
Z really wanted to sock it to us
& he succeeded.
i tried calling her back, but didn't get an answer.
when B picked up Z & asked how his day went, Z said it was fine.
a little while after B & Z got home, the principal called & told B what happened. Z hit another kid while standing in line & that she kept him up front in the office for the rest of the day.
but get this:
Z had a plan - he wasn't going to tell us. the weekend would be fine, we'd go Easter egg hunting, we'd have some friends over, we'd do the confetti eggs, everybody would have a good time, then on mon we would take him to school & he would jsut hang out in front of the gate & we wouldn't notice & that's where he'd stay all day. everything would be fine & we would never know he was suspended [AGAIN!!!!]
parenting has become the most humbling experience of MY LIFE.
i now realize i very little control i have over this person although he's only a child. i can influence him while in his presence but when i'm not there & he's left to his own devices, nothing we say, do, take away or threaten with has any bearing on his actions.