Tuesday, June 09, 2009


I'm four days into a Five-day Z-pack (sinus infection) and I still feel crappy. AND I'm taking enough Advil to kill a rhinocerous, just to stave off the sinus pain. MAN, this must be a bad one!


If I don't feel better by Friday, I'm getting NEW stuff. Usually the Z-pack kills whatever I have pretty quickly.

Thing One came home upset yesterday, because her teacher had accused her of cheating during a test. Apparently she was stuck on a math problem, so she decided to look around the room. Not specifically AT anything, just to "think." Well, the next thing she knows, she's getting called up to the teacher and she gets chewed out for "copying off her neighbor."

Now, I know my daughter. She is one of those kids who pretty much does everything right, and when she does do something dumb, she has MASSIVE guilt over it, and eventually confesses it. She is a good girl. She is not a cheater. So, I believe her when she tells me she didn't. Also, I know her well enough to know when she's keeping something from me, or withholding stuff. She gets this "guilty" look. You know that look. Your kid totally gives that look whenever they lie to you. My kids (thank HEAVEN) are horrible liars. I can always tell, because they get the GUILTY LOOK on their faces.

Thing One was sincere. She wasn't looking at her neighbor's paper. But the teacher chewed her out in front of the class and made her cry. I have put a phone call in to the teacher. I want to hear what SHE has to say. I am going to keep my temper in check. I am not going to do the "not MY child!!!" thing, but I am going to let her know Thing One isn't like that.

I don't need this drama, not now. I've got enough going on in my life.

I would like a very long cruise, please, to someplace warm and sunny. BY MYSELF.


Anonymous said...

I'm sure you'll work things out with the teacher and get her around to your point of view. No one knows your daughter better than you do. It was also inappropriate for her to accuse your daughter and ream her in front of the class. However, you diplomatic and you'll have the teacher eating out of your hand by the end of the call.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh. I'm not certain I could be as nice as you are. Good luck with it.