So yesterday... William had a pretty bad day.
Yesterday he lost his cell phone, backpack and a high zoot scientific calculator for Geometry.
IN ONE DAY!
I'm beginning to think that Alzheimers starts at a very young age!
So I did what lots of parents would do... I reamed him.
I talked to him till I was blue in the face about respecting his property, putting his backpack
INSIDE THE LOCKER, not beside it, not assuming that just because he goes to a Private Christian High School, that things don't get stolen... they do.
This year alone he has "misplaced" a watch he got for his last Birthday, 3 cell phones (which he paid to replace... I was NOT going to do it) a 1st basemans glove, a pair of Oakley sunglasses,
and yesterday, another cell, his backpack and the calculator.
I am happy to report, that his morning, even though he doesn't have school today, I took him to school to dumpster dive, and he FOUND THE BACKPACK, AND CALCULATOR. No, not the cell phone. He found them in an unlocked locker near where he left it out.
Tiny bit of redemption.
We rejoice in small things around here.
We have to.
I have no idea why he can't keep his hands on his cell phones...
To be fair... he was pushed into our pool last summer by Johnny and one of them was ruined that way... who knew water and cell phones don't mix!
So I have Will home with me today, his teachers have In Service. I am making him fold the mountain of clean laundry I did yesterday. He will also be sweeping and mopping the tile floors, vacuuming, and scrubbing toilets.
Yeah... part of his punishment for being neglectful again...
The other part will be not getting another phone until the term is up on this one.
Then he will be buying and paying for his own service. I am done.
He umpires baseball and refs soccer so he can afford it.
Maybe if he pays for it...he won't lose it so easily.
I'm a harsh Mama.
Never have been easy on my babies.
The world is a tough place... and nothing is handed to you on a silver platter.
The sooner he learns that... the sooner he will appreciate the value of things.
He's a really great kid. Great grades, helpful, smart as a whip, but he just
can't seem to remember that he owns a cell phone.
That cell was for MY convenience... my life line to him.
Now we have to go old school and if I want to tell him something while he's at school,
I have to call the office. So 80's! LOL
On another note...
I AM ADDICTED TO FACEBOOK!
Do you have a Facebook page?
Email me the name and we can be FRIENDS!!!
I have contacted 90 people from high school that I haven't spoken to in 25 years!
It is soooo cool to see their kids, and families!
I talk on a daily basis to all my family in Canada, New York, Pennsylvania, and Norther California!
It is soooo awesome!
I've had the account for over a year... but didn't do anything with it until last week.
I. Love . It! ***
Won't you be my friend?