I had my parent/teacher conference for Jaxon on Tuesday of last week. Just as we're sitting down to talk, his teacher (Mrs. Wolfington) tells me "So, Jaxon got in trouble today". Oh no, I'm thinking. I've been waiting for this day. What could it have been? What did my little "angel" do?
Well, according to the teacher, Jaxon was flipping people "the bird" on the playground! WHHAAATTTT??? I was mortified! Not this little Angel!
That's not something that goes on in our house. Believe me, I've been guilty of this particular hand gesture plenty of times in MY past, but it's most definitely not something I've ever done in front of my kids!!
Mrs. Wolfington goes on to tell me that she questioned him. He admitted to doing it. She asked him if he knew what it meant. He said "no", but she said he did know it was something bad. She reminded him that I was coming in later that afternoon and he started crying.
She said don't worry, he's really a good boy in class and he's not naughty at all. He is one of the 4 or 5 "class clowns" in the classroom, but he's doing well in all other respects. She said the kids usually learn it from someone that has an older sibling, that's figured it all out.
Older sibling, huh? I've never seen Mateo make such a gesture. Well, wait a minute. There was this one incident back in May of 2000...