Wallene came home with a report card on Friday that was littered with A's and B+'s...nothing less. We were thrilled and she got a Slurpee. [We don't reward grades, but we have a tradition with the Slurpees - long story.]
Last night was the Super Bowl. Fun time had by all of us! YAY.
Her bed time is 10 pm....but "GLEE" was on after the Super Bowl and we decided that since she had such a spectacular report card and she really wanted to watch the show with us we allowed her stay up. [Okay, we do reward - but after the fact. hee]
Don't judge. It's my kid.
We allowed her to sleep in and not go to school today.
I dutifully called the school and left a message on their recorded line that Wallene would be absent.
Um, no...seems you have to say their name, grade and leave a reason why your child is staying home. I felt like saying "Wallene Skippy, grade 8 and none of your business." But, instead, I said "Wallene Skippy, grade 8 and she will be home with her parents today."
Thought that would take care of it. No, no.......no, no, no.
I just received a phone call, from an ACTUAL person at the school, inquiring as to the reason why my daughter was home today. I politely told her that she was home with us and that I would send in a written excuse tomorrow and that should be sufficient. [Yes, you have to write a note, in addition to the phone call.]
The woman wasn't having that. She insisted that I tell her why Wallene was home.
I reiterated that I would explain in a note tomorrow and thanked her for her time.
Then I hung up on her.
Unless I make up an excuse for her they will mark her unexcused. Now, is it just me, or do I really NEED a reason to keep MY child home from school to take a day off because we had a fun time last night? I understand that I can't write "Super Bowl Party" on her excuse slip, but sometimes the little rewards are better than the big ones. We checked her schedule and she has band [A+], PE [A], Resource [think study hall - they all have it] and French [B+] today. I think my daughter can sleep in and spend the day with her Dad and I.
She didn't miss any days this past semester and only a few days the previous semester because of my Mom's funeral - so, really - do I have to explain to ANYONE why I am keeping MY kid home when her grades are sterling?
Tadpoles call me on the carpet if I am wrong - but I just don't understand why I can't say "I am keeping Wallene home today. Thanks." I hate to lie - so I think I am going with "Wallene stayed home on Monday due to a family situation."
Yes, we were tired, overfed and we like eachother's company.
He thinks he is a lap dog.