"I was on the sad board" he states.
Eh? The sad board? My little boy on the sad board??
"Why were you on the sad board?" I ask carefully.
"I didn't do the right thing" he boldly says.
Eh? My little boy didn't do the right thing??
"What did you do wrong?" I ask.
"I put the cars away in the wrong place" he says bluntly.
What?? How the heck is that punishable with the sad board?
"I had to stay in at play and have some thinking time" he adds.
"Really? So you put something in the wrong place and your name was put on the sad board AND you missed play to have some thinking time?" I ask confused.
"Yes" he says matter of fact.
Eh? Really? Can this be right? At this point I thought I would let it go.
Just before bed time I mention that I will speak to his teacher tomorrow.
"I was just joking" he says
Was he? Why would he say he was on the sad board if he wasn't? Is the sad board actually an 'I'm feeling sad' board - Alban was off school yesterday poorly so maybe was feeling a bit low this morning?
But, the whole 'thinking time' sounds like something the teacher would say, I'm sure I've had children sitting in for a bit at playtime to think about their actions.
If it wasn't true where has he got this 'I'm joking' thing from? Is he turning into a liar? If so why?
Tomorrow I am sending the husband in to ask questions. Yes, he is going to go and bug the teacher first thing in the morning but this is bugging me and I need answers.
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