Monday, January 23, 2012
Two Tough Cookies…
Ricki is on strike- or so it seems. Today was the fifth day in a row that she has refused to attend school. One reason is because it is cold outside, and she doesn’t enjoy the walk to school*. Secondly there is a new girl in her class that she has issues with.But this evening her brother came from abroad to visit, and I twisted HIS arm- to refuse to give her the present he brought until a day that she actually WENT to classes. Ricki is a tough cookie, and is being very stubborn. Well I am also a “tough cookie”. *Yes, she has coat, hat, and mits…..
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
good luck; may the tough mother win
I would talk to the teacher and try to find out if something has happened at school, besides talking to Ricki about it. Maybe the dynamic with the new girl IS unbearably unpleasant. (Bullying of some sort?)
Especially if she hasn't done this kind of "strike" before.
Oh, of course I talked to the teacher.....
How interesting. I'm curious about why you allowed her to stay at home versus making her to school? I understand the need for choices but not when it comes to something like school attendance unless she is past high school.
I did not ALLOW her to stay home; I could not FORCE her to go. She weighs more than me, how could I force her?
UPDATE: After a week at home the family managed to convince her to return to school, as long as we obtained transportation for her, which we reluctantly did. So she's back in school, but not getting much exercise....
Post a Comment