Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May 1, 2013 - the day the school called

This day.  Today.  May 1, 2013 will be known as "the day the school called."  It was not a good call. :(

Joseph got in "trouble" (nothing serious) at school.  Joseph??  I never thought I'd be getting a call for him.  James . . . maybe.  Oh, who are we kidding?  I'll probably set up a pool to see when I get my first phone call for that one.

Last year I got many phone calls about how great Joe was and what a delight / joy he was to have in class.  His conferences both last year and this year have had the same glowing reviews.  What happened to my baby?

He was playing with some friends and made some bad choices.  He did not get into a fight or anything like that but what started as innocent note writing turned into him (along with his friends) writing not nice things to each other.  It was all G rated but still not the types of things that I want him saying.

I'm not writing this post to call him out or anything but I thought I should record it because it's so out of character.  We talked about it.  We all make mistakes.  We're going to take the opportunity to learn from it.

Love you, Joe.
--Don't forget-- tomorrow is a new day.

1 comment:

  1. This parenting stuff is hard! But I guess growing up is a learning process. Learning right from wrong, learning to make your own decisions and not letting peers influence you. Such hard lessons! I guess we just have to do the best we can! Isnt it hard when its out of their charactef? Thats what made me so sad. So not him. (He made a boy cry after he told another boy to throw the other boys jacket in the girls bathroom). Huh? Anyways hugs to you!


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