Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Rotten Teenager!!!

I am sure you have all heard of the No Tolerance policy for drugs in schools. This does not include just illegal drugs, but everything from aspirin to rolaids. If a child needs anything during the school day, the parents must bring it to the nurses office, sign a form, allowing distribution, and then the nurse can give it to your child. I have heard of kids getting into trouble for popping a mint into their mouths because it looked like a pill. It is incredible strict and there is no room for common sense.

So 2 weeks ago Katie had her tonsils out. She has a little pain left, mostly just irritation, and she gets headaches in the afternoons. Late last week she mentioned that she took some Tylenol in class and it went away. I told her NO WAY. You can't do that! Never, ever, do that. Don't even have it in your purse. You know what can happen!

Yesterday, on my way home form work, Katie called. She was on her way to cheer at the baseball game. She started out the conversation with, Mom, I need to tell you something, but don't get mad.' She then proceeded to tell me that she had taken tylenol in class for her headache and the teacher had written her up. She got sent to the principals office and he told her that at a minimum she would be suspended for 3 days and that she might get sent to finish out the year at the alternative school. They would have me come in tomorrow and meet with the principal and the school officers to decide her fate. I freaked. I started yelling. 'You knew better. I told you this owuld happen. You are just going to have to suffer the consequences. There is nothing I can do. You knew better.'

While I was ranting I could hear her trying to get my attention. Finally I stopped to take a breath and she yelled April Fools! Whuh? April Fools Mom, it's a joke.

I am going to get that child.......

But I am so proud. You have learned well, Grasshopper!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hahaha - man, I never would have had the guts to play a prank like that on my mother. I'd be too afraid of her reaction. Kudos to Katie! (Would the punishment seriously be that bad for taking tylenol?! I'm glad they didn't have that policy when I was in school. I was always popping advil for headaches and cramps).

Ellie said...

Good thing you have a good heart...

BUt, what was funny was, as I am reading it, I figure Little Miss Katie was playing a prank... CAUSE, SHE IS A VERY SMART APPLE~! You know, Apples don't fall far from the tree!~

HUGS
Ellie

Amy said...

Holy cow, she's brave ;) My mom would have rung my neck! It was a good one though.

dana said...

I started laughing at the half way point in your story knowing what was coming... Visions of you were dancing in my head... She has learned well oh mighty jokester! Way to go Katie, I am sooo proud of you!!!

Susan said...

Good one! Particularly after your post on how April Fool's Day is for amateurs. Guess she showed you!

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Cherrie said...

I would have reacted the same way!!
However, school punishments can be on the stupid side. My 14 year old got detention 2 weeks ago because he had his Ipod in his pocket...turned off!!

Go figure...
Cherrie

angieshaffer said...

Tooooooo stinkin' funny!

Bobbi said...

That was funny!!! You should be proud!!!