Monday, March 15, 2010

Nick's trip to the principal's office

"I have something to show you...but I'm a little nervous," Nick tells me.
"What is it?"
"I'm really nervous. I don't want to tell you."
"You can tell me Nick, it's ok," I say encouragingly, extremely curious at this point.
He hesitates for a minute.
"Ihadtodoarefocusformatschool."
"You had to do a "refocus form"? What's that?" I ask. "Nick, did you get in trouble?"
He hung his head.
"Yes."
"For what?"
"Talking, talking, talking, talking."
Sounds about right.
"What happened?"
"I wouldn't stop talking."
"Hmm..."
"But you know what mom? The principal's office is really nice. It was nice and quiet and it has big windows and everything!"

Wonderful.

34 comments:

Linda said...

I am very familiar with that situation unfortunately. Our principals office is very nice too. Maybe that is part of the problem.

Existential Waitress said...

This is pretty funny. My son is in first grade and we haven't had very many experiences with the Principal's Office yet. It's early yet though...

Shell said...

Not much of a punishment, huh?

When I taught 8th grade, all the girls had crushes on the ISS teacher and would beg me to send them down there. I told them that their punishment would be staying in class with me!

Ed said...

They win you over with the decor.

Let's hope he doesn't become a future frequent visitor.

AngieB said...

SIGH! I never had those moments with my eldest - didn't know what "before school call" (detention) was until 8th grade. My youngest was doing the "special conferences" at age three in Mother's Day Out. Go with the flow, girlfriend!

PaisleyJade said...

Oh dear - sounds like the principals office isn't as scary as it's meant to be!

SparkleFarkle said...

Be proud of a lad who can find a peacock in a junkyard! LOL!

Willoughby said...

At least he didn't do something terrible! My son has been in the principal's office a few (ahem) times. He's a good kid, but he has his moments!

Matty said...

If talking is the problem, then that's the least of your problems. Count your blessings. It could have been something really worth worrying about.

Molly said...

oh boy. But that's the best thing he could have been sent to the principal for!

Buckeroomama said...

At least it's just for talking non-stop. :)

Homemaker Man said...

That positive attitude will carry him far. And I imagine "talking, talking, talking, talking.." in a lovely, lilting voice.

Sarah said...

Ha! What a cute conversation. Talking isn't that bad, really. He's just social!

Tiffany said...

got to give him credit for trying the home decorating, jedi mind trick...kid thinks quick on his feet!

Robin said...

Awww it happens to all of us...he sounds so cute with his comments about the office..see he can take lemons and make lemonade...good for him..!

Brian Miller said...

at least he was focused on the important things...smiles. i have been there...ad was disappointed the electirc paddle did not reside over the door...

Erin said...

Eh, it could've been worse, right? It was just talking....

;-)

He sounds like a cutie patootie!

Just Breathe said...

Cute story. Doesn't sound like it upset him too much.

Melissa said...

I'm sure this won't be the last trip! Especially now that he likes it!
Too funny!
I worry about my little girl in her school years, since I spent so much time there...it won't surprise me that she might too!

Amber Page Writes said...

But I'll bet it was quiet. So your noisy boy prob'ly won't want to spend much time there!

Bekah said...

"Refocus forum"? Is that what they're calling it these days? My friend's son has to go to "Friendship Group" to help with anger issues. Certainly talking too much is no major crime, but still, are we prettying things up too much?

Bekah said...

"Refocus forum"? Is that what they're calling it these days? My friend's son has to go to "Friendship Group" to help with anger issues. Certainly talking too much is no major crime, but still, are we prettying things up too much?

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Haha, at least he's an optimist!

Susan Fobes said...

Man, let's hope he doesn't like it there too much! LOL!

The Waylaid Wordsmith said...

I love the optimism. ;)

Isn't he in kindergarten, though? My kindergartener would be in trouble daily if talking was a major offense!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

You didn't tell Nick about the "hidden" buzzer that the nice principal hides in her or his desk for just the right kid to act up???? Then, buzzzzzzz, when the kid least expects it! LOL

I couldn't resist! Most kids do think that the principal's office is the coolest thing.

brainella said...

Yeah, I'm waiting for that to start happening. Talking is non-stop. Mommy's ears are tired.

Mrsblogalot said...

Why doesn't the principal just put some video games in there also? Hell, I'll want to go too!

Tina said...

Good one!!! I am a talker to...did you see my last post from my son? A hand written note that says "I don't want to talk"...whats wrong with him. I got sent to the principal too...back when they still spanked kids. That and chewing gum...man I was a rebel.

When did I become my Mom said...

LOL. Hope it doesn't turn into a regular trip! That's my son too - talking talking talking.

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Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

I like the way children tattle on themselves. It's so honest and refreshing. My son Diego will always come let me know after he has finished drowning his stuffed animals in the toilet or decorating the hallways with wet toilet paper or stuffing his lunch into the heating vents. I'm pretty sure I'd figure this stuff out eventually. But it's nice to know he cares enough to share.

mrs_muffins said...

Oh man... It reminds me that one day my child will be in school and as loud as she is now, (and as much as I talk)... we're in trouble.

xx

Unknown Mami said...

Well, as long as the principal's office is nice and quiet.

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