Tuesday, November 9, 2010

But that is not what I said!

Breakfast at our house this morning included this conversation

Fudge, where is the straw for your water bottle

Gee Mom, I don't know.

Well that's interesting Fudge because I am sure that it was in the bottle when you left for school yesterday.

I ummm, uhhh, lost it.

How did you lose it?

I took it out and put it on  my desk and it rolled off and at the end of the day I looked and looked for it but I could not find it anywhere.

Fudge, would you please explain to me why the straw for your water bottle was on you desk.

because I was chewing on it! ( said with exasperation because he clearly has the world's dumbest parents)

I did not know that your straw was made of chewing gum.

It isn't

Well it must be because you are chewing it, did it taste like mint or bubble gum?

Fudge starts to shout, "THAT IS NOT WHAT I SAID!"  at which point we all begin to laugh at our drama queen and he stomps off threatening his giggling brother on the way

I will skip all the gnashing of teeth and wailing that followed on Fudge's part because he did not like where the conversation went after that as he is on his 2nd water bottle already that he has had to pay for himself and he is going to have to buy another.

Then much to Fudge's discontent I wrote the following note in his agenda:

Please know that Fudge does not have a drink today due to some poor choices that he has made, please feel free to limit his trips to the water fountain.

The hour before school was really long, I can only imagine what the 4 hours after school are going to be like.


GB's Mom said...

Four times as long? (Can't help it- it is the math teacher in me!) {{{Hugs}}}

The Waggoners said...

we have water bottle issues here too along with similar notes.....and LONG afternoons. Love knowing I am not alone ;-)

Shauna said...

you know there are water bottles without straws?! I remove them once they are bought and the boys just need to tilt the bottle. Solves a number of problems...

Anonymous said...

Totally agree. Plus waterbottles straws and spouts are chewed like really the first day they get their hands on them and ewww the teethmarks! Better to get them bottles without straws.