In the doghouse
Dani is definitely in the doghouse after being pulled into the school principal’s office on the last afternoon of last term. Right before the spring school holidays. In the final hour of that final day of term, he received 2 ‘demerits’ from the school principal, along with several other boys in his class/year.
I do not want to downplay the ‘infringements’. Some were fairly serious sounding although I do want to get to the bottom of it.
His mum is livid and I fully understand that. But it is always boys who seem to get into these ridiculous situations eh? Whether drawn in by peer pressure or instigating it. None of that is an excuse however and he will be punished. Starting with a total ban on screen time – which is the children’s modern day equivalent of the 5 years of solitary confinement dished out to Papillon on Devil’s Island.
He does not like being punished but he takes it on the chin. But I would prefer that he talks openly about what went on and any other things that go on in school. He doesn’t seem to want to do that. We still need the serious talk however, so we shall see…
We could not have that chat during most of his school holidays as Dani’s abuela (Spanish grandmother) has been here visiting. Thankfully she has just returned to Spain – not a day too soon I might add; although that is another story entirely. So, we will be having the chat very soon. Right before the start of term 4.
Meanwhile, he remains in the doghouse until further notice…