Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Growing Pains

Little is in ISS for three days.

He made a remark to a buddy they both thought was funny.

It turned out not to be so funny. The substitute teacher reported it and, Voila! In school suspension-solitary confinement for the most part with breaks for bathroom and lunch.

This means he can’t participate in basketball or band competition for 14 days.

This is a bummer.

We respect the school’s decision and although I feel the punishment far outweighs the crime, we’ll all abide by the rules. He owned up to his misdeed and we are chalking this up to a lesson hard learned.

I am coming to my point. I promise.

Little is the basketball manager. He uses Coach’s keys to the buildings. He keeps stats. He gathers uniforms. In general, he keeps things running. It's a position of responsiblity.

Through this ordeal. (and in Junior High, it is indeed an ordeal) the one worry he harbors is whether or not Coach C will ever trust him again.

He hates missing basketball practice, he'll miss all-district band (A huge honor!) this Saturday. He'll have to make up school work.

...and the one thing that bothers him is losing the trust of a man he respects.

At 14 years old, my son is a man of integrity.

I am blessed.


Eolaí gan Fhéile said...

Japers! On the punishment, and the reaction. Japers.

Sugar Britches said...

As a follow up, Little does get to go to band competition today. Yay! His band teacher went to bat for him, too.

Me? I'm lost in translation. Japers?

Eolai said...

I guess Japers is a polite substitution for another word that begins with the Jay sound - itself being a substitution for another word beginning with J, a rather holy name.

Janey, or sometimes the full name of Janey Mac, performs the same function.

Or the short answer is I suppose it's an Irish slant on Jeepers. But I'm not really sure what language I'm speaking anymore.

Sugar Britches said...

AKA Jeez Louise!

I like Janey Mac. I'll have to remember that one.