I have three really spectacular children, right? I wouldn't trade any of them for anything. Ok, I might trade one of them. Like the one who resorted to violence today at school to teach another kid a lesson. That one might be traded.
We got an email this morning from a teacher stating that one of my children had their snack taken without their permission at school this morning by another student and rather than let someone know that this happened, they decided to just punch the thief in the stomach and take their snack back. Both children were made to sit out at recess today.
Now, here's my beef. The girls have a problem with physical violence at home. I don't know why. They just like to hit on each other (sometimes its kicking, biting and slamming doors for good measure). And I have repeatedly told them, "This is not the way to solve problems. If you hit someone at school, you will be sent to the principal's office."
Because this is how it works in my world. As a teacher, when it comes to getting physical with another student, I have always sent them to the office. Sometimes, I just want it to be a scare tactic. And, believe you me, this would most definitely scare the bejeezus out of my kid. Because the lady in the front office is ten trillion times scarier than I could ever be.
But, this teacher did not do that and now, well, now Mama is a big fat liar. Big sigh.
I'll report back on how we handle this one. Although I am thinking that trading the kid out might not be a bad idea.