Thursday, January 05, 2012
I have been having problems with my 11 year old son this year at school. He has figured out that he can go to the nurse 10 after I drop him off at school and complain of having problems and fever. They will take his temp and it will say 91.9. Every time it is the same temp. They tell me that they cannot keep Robert in school with a temp. I have told them every time that I take it every morning and it is normal. I told the nurse that it really isn't a temp for a child until it reaches 100. She would tell me that anything above 98.6 is a temp and we cannot keep him. I will bring him home and then I have to stay home and work out with the WII instead of working with my personal trainer.
Robert will hear me working out on the WII and come into the living room and ask if he can play on it or go out side. I would tell him no that I had to alter my schedule because you are playing sick and don't want to stay in school and learn. I told Robert that he is going to stay in his room and getting his work and stay in bed and not come out because you are sick. I asked Robert if he would like to repeat 6th grade and see all his friends go on to Jr. High without him. I told him that it is not a good feeling and would get bullied for it. Robert is looking forward to being in 7th grade this next year and being in the band and sports.
Robert will be fine on the week ends and on all the holidays off from school and playing away but when Sunday night rolls around he starts complaining of upset stomach or talking about not being able to keep anything down.
Robert asked me last night why he cann't have parents like his friends parents that believe everything they are told by their children. He said that he don't understand why he cannot get away with everything his friends do.
One of his friends actually told me one week end that I am a mental case and need to be put away. He said this after I drove over and picked him up for bowling on Saturday. I know that the friend don't like me because one night they wanted to walk one mile down the road by themselves on a busy road to get something to drink. I don't mind them getting exercise but I am not going to let 11 year olds loose on a busy highway without a parent with them. This friend has been lied to by his mother for some time now and cannot believe anything she says. My son thinks that I don't want him to have any friends. I told him that I don't mind you being friends with this kid but you are not going to spend the night with him.
I have worked as a first responder with the fire department for 10 years and know how to spy fake excuses. I am hoping that I can burn a fire under Robert to let him know how serious it is to complain too much. Like the boy that cried wolf . Robert has plans to being either a doctor or a parametic fireman and I told him that he has to have good grades to get a good chance of getting into a good college and working towards his dreams.
I know that our jobs as parents is to raise a child in the way he or she is supposed to go and when he or she grows up they will have a good foundation under them.
It's hard when the kids don't want to stay in school.
I hope everyone that reads this has a good day with whatever you do.