Do you have kids who go to school? Don’t you hate when they have unexcused absences? I do!! Especially when they were given a note by me to give to the Office to excuse them. Actually only one of my children does not turn in excuse notes…..my 15 year old, Joe Cool! I check as he is walking out the door to go to school in the morning:
Me: “Do you have the note to give to the lady in the office?”
Joe: “Yes, mom.”
Me: “Are you SURE you have the note?”
Eye roll, sigh, then “Yes, mom I am sure I have the note.”
The conversation continues when he gets home from school:
Me: “I got an email that you had an unexcused absence.”
Joe: “It’s ok mom”
Me: “Did you take the note to the office?”
Joe: “No, I forgot.”
Me: “Yeah, I figured that when I saw the note I wrote for you laying on your bed.” Then I roll my eyes and sigh.
Hey, two can play that game…..
The next morning we have more of the same.
Me: “Do you have the note today, son?”
Joe: “Yes mom”
Me: “Really???? Show it to me.”
Joe: As he is hugging me goodbye….(suckup)…. “Can’t mom, no time. I will miss the bus. I know you don’t want to drive me to school. Bye.”
I just can’t figure out why the kid won’t take the note to the office. I have my theories, but I suppose I will never know for sure….
I am just really glad that he didn’t get so many that he had a Saturday detention. Because then I would have had to drive him and pick him up!!