Monday, January 28, 2008


The school called (I'm not surprised).

School : Emilee isn't feeling too good. She thinks she can make it the rest of the day but wants to know if she can go home with Uncle S instead of going to the Afterschool program.

Me: Well I really think she should go to the afterschool program.

School: I'll let you talk to Emilee.

Emilee: Hi mom (sounding VERY sick)

Me: Hi Sweetie. What is going on?

Emilee: I have a headache.

ME: But you think you can make it the rest of the day at school?

Emilee: Yeah I think I can. But Mom, can I PLEASSSSSSSSSSSSSE go home with Uncle S tonight instead of going to Afterschool.

Me: Well I think you should just go to AS. Tell B that you aren't feeling too good and that you would like to just rest when your homework is done. If you go to Uncle S's house then you'll have to be outside helping with chores and etc and if you're not feeling good, that's not a good idea. You can get some rest at the AS program.

Emilee: Ok mom. Bye. I love you!

Me: Love you too Sweetie. See you tonight.

Ok, so I could have let her go to Uncle S's house tonight but when she asked this morning, I told her she needed to go to the AS program. I'm such a mean mom!


Julie said...

nope not mean- consistant- :) that is what she needs. way to hold your ground. :)

Mary said...

Awesome way of redirecting her! You're getting awfully good at this! ;-)

Amanda said...

I was going to say the same thing as Julie - not mean, just consistent, which is exactly what she (and all kids need!).

Seems like she took it well too.