Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My Son the Truant Scholar

Earlier this week, my son's kindergarten teacher flagged me down after school. I thought, uh oh. Much to my amazement, she raved about what a great student he is, how well he listens, reads, and does his work. I looked at her suspiciously, like she had some ulterior motive for telling me this, then asked her,"Are you sure you're talking about the right kid?"

After all, she is still relatively new. She's the long-term sub since his real teacher just had a baby and is taking the rest of the year off. The sub either really means what she said about my son or can't admit that she got the wrong kid. In any case, I'll take it!

I also got a letter in the mail saying that my son is a truant for being absent and tardy so frequently. The letter threatened to prosecute us if it continued, which I thought was really funny considering I'm already thinking of homeschooling him. If I can't get him to school on time at 10 am, what chance do I have next year when school starts at 8 am? So far, it's Homeschooling 2: Public School 1 (the big 1 for him being out of my hair).


Jenni Jiggety said...

I am glad his sub has such nice things to say!

Anonymous said...

Prosecute you for being tardy? What? At least he shows up.... sheesh.

Helene said...

Awww, that must have been so nice to hear the teacher say such wonderful things about him!! Even if you were thinking "are you talking about my kid??"

Are they seriously gonna get fined for being tardy? Geez, don't they have more serious things to worry about, like all the teachers who are having sex with their students?

Veronica Lee said...

Whenever my boys' teachers say something positive about them, I get suspicious too!