I’m so proud.
Two days ago, we got a note from my son’s teacher that he was peeping under stalls in the bathroom. Ew.
Then yesterday, the same kid punched another kid in the nuts at school.
This is one of my kids with expressive language disorder, so, although we chatted about it last night, I don’t have all the details yet. One of the following two possible scenarios is likely:
- He teamed up with another second grader to fight off a fourth grade bully picking on one of their second grade friends, or
- He teamed up with the fourth grade bully against the helpless, defenseless second grader.
If 1 is the case, I’m going to credit him with time served (loss of all recesses for a day, a chat with the principal, and a letter of apology). And I’ll give him a cookie in my head. I can’t give him a real cookie because that would send the wrong message. But I’d want to.
If 2 is the case, I’m going to pre-emptively call child protective services on myself so I don’t harm my own child while trying to teach him not to harm others. (You know – like those parents who yell “we do not hit!” while spanking their children to teach them not to hit. Super effective, that.)