Ok, I am joining in the Riggs Family, Laughter Lives Tuesday. (Look at the bottom for the Praying for Abby button. Abby is their precious daughter and is battling leukemia).
While there is plenty of laughing material courtesy of my 5 year old son Aidan, I'll share a recent conversation about his behavior at school.
Aidan apparently was a bit rambunctious following the long Christmas break in which he was allowed a bit of freedom (meaning he's been running amok), and had to turn his card from green to yellow to red, all in one day. Now, for those not familiar with the card program, green is good, yellow is misbehaving enough to get the teacher's attention, red is a second violation in the same day, and blue a third violation. Blue card violations get you a trip to the office to see the principal. Blue is not good, even the Kindergarteners get that.
Just so you don't lose hope, please know that life is full of second chances. Cards get turned back to green every morning to give the little darlings a fresh start.
Everyday, upon arriving home, Aidan is quizzed on the status of his card color. There is a reason for this. He is a bit chatty, so a turn to yellow is not uncommon. On this day in question, he experienced his first "red" card and was a bit hesitant to cop out to his crime(s). Finally, he admitted the turn to yellow was for talking too much to "M" in the morning and the second turn (to the dreaded red) was after lunch because he and "M" were laughing at a girl classmate "I" who was making "tooting" noises. I admit I didn't see that one coming.
I didn't laugh. I swear I didn't. At least not yet. Then, my delinquent-in-the-making looked me right in the eye with those baby blues and said something that I think should make me nervous. Very nervous. With a straight face, he said it was ok if his card got turned to blue, as long as it happened in the afternoon. I asked him what that theory was based upon and he calmly said, "The office is closed in the afternoon."
Well, ok then. Office closed, no principal available, therefore no visit to the principal. Logic. I like logic. Logic is good. Note to self: only commit major offenses in the afternoon.
Not to worry. I have it on good authority that his source of info is faulty and the office is, in fact, open in the afternoon and the principal is almost always there.
I think I'll let him find out that one on his own.