So…Rob and I are away this week on a little marriage vacation, but have been texting/emailing/FaceTiming and Google chatting with the kids(and hoping we won’t have a $500++ bill when we get home)
Last night I was on FaceTime with Zach and Josh when Gabe called through on Google Chat (with Zandra and Sam) and we got all the screens together so we could talk – all 7 of us. So cute! (Even though 4 of them go to the same school, it appears they are too busy with friends to ask “Did you get invited to Grace’s graduation party?” so had to do it through the screens and the thousands of miles away).
In one of my conversations with Zach, I happened to ask if he was getting in trouble at school (it’s the kind of question I have to ask every couple of days. His teacher has zero tolerance for talking – especially from him – and Zach has zero ability to not talk).
He responded with a long, drawn out story about how he HAD in fact, JUST that day, got in a teeny bit of trouble. End result: the teacher said he felt it was time to have another meeting with his parents.
Here’s my question:
Is it wrong that my first reaction was “Oh please. I’m not dealing with another meeting. School is almost over and you are changing schools next year anyhow” ??
I thought it might not be the best reaction – as it is serious business. (But seriously, we have 3 brutal weeks of school left before he graduates from this school…)
I do take this kind of thing seriously, so I think my next reaction was the right one (maybe?) :
“Tell your teacher that your parents are away (Rob and I are away, and Zach’s Dad is also away on business) but your grandparents are taking care of you and would be more than happy to meet with him.“
My ex-in laws (Zach and Josh’s grandparents) are in fact watching them, and from what I have heard in the past, they had to deal with a lot of teachers about Zach’s Dad when he was little, so I figured they could handle it! Is that wrong to put that on them??
Zach didn’t think it was a good idea. He decided he’d stay quiet (ha) and hope the whole thing blows over.
Not a stellar parenting moment of mine, but end of the year has worn me down:)