Sigh. Another month closer to the grave and I haven't done much last month. I owe you some updates:
1. WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK? G was caught lying. It started with him saying "ass" on the bus (not calling another kid that - was talking about the body part). Apparently that gets you reported down here. More apparent was that next year we need to get the bus driver more than just a box of Mrs. Fly's cookies and a gift card for Xmas... or maybe we just get him NOTHING since the gift apparently did NOTHING! (just kidding - sort of...) Anyway, rather than do the right thing when questioned about it, he chose to lie about it and it eventually escalated to the vice principal's office. This was just one of a few incidents which for some reason all got reported to us last week. But I don't want my blog to be some kind of detailed crime blotter. My message to him was, it's okay to make a small mistake - but don't make it a BIG mistake by lying about it. Kids are going to test some boundaries when they are younger - it doesn't bother me that he said "ass." But people aren't going to forgive as easily when you LIE to them. So we had to deal with the problem Fly style - make the resolution of the problem so arduous that he won't want to do it again. Mission accomplished. I think. I hope? But maybe I can't be too hard on the little guy, since apparently there are a bunch of grown men on 2+2 who haven't quite learned that lesson either.
When they give away their hand...
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