Last week I posted on Facebook that the Hubs got a phone call from the principal’s office at Bubba’s school and I got an email from his teacher telling me she had sent him to the principal’s office. This is something that we might expect from our life of the party, nothing held back, 5 year old son, Dude, We were shocked that Bubba got into trouble.
Here’s the story for those of you wondering how Bubba (my sweet, well-behaved, teacher pleasing, over-achieving 1st grader) landed in the principal’s office:
Apparently the 1st grade boys love to run around (crazy, right) and chase girls at recess. Well, Bubba was running with some boys and
flirting with chasing some girls. He got carried away and took one of the girls’ coat. When she got close to getting it back, Bubba threw it into a tree.
Realizing that was a bad idea and fearing he would get into trouble, Bubba did everything he could to get the coat out of the tree. Instead he ripped the sleeve off the the coat. At this point, he was freaking out (i am pretty sure he was having a panick attack- a teacher i work with has a child in his class that reported that Bubba was really upset and crying when this all went down).
The teacher, trying to send a message (read: scare him senseless) sent him to the principals office for making bad choices and not being nice to people.
Being a teacher myself, I totally support her decision. Bubba need the bejeezus scared out of him- he is a great kid but is getting a bit arrogant about being awesome and definitely pushing the boundaries. The Hubs and I have a rule about getting in trouble at school- the punishment at home is worse. Bubba got grounded from electronics (tv, computer, etc) for a week. Unfortunately that punishment sucks for us too. We are halfway through the week now. Hopefully Bubba will learn from this and avoid the principal’s office at all costs.