So, first of all, Bonehead is NOT expelled from school. *PHEW*
The assistant principal was so impressed with Bonehead's behavior once the knife was discovered, he decided to give him a second chance. And of course, the knife only came out of the pocket so dear sweet Bonehead could use the attached SCREWDRIVER to repair the bracket on the classroom flag, which another student had broken.....
Which leads me to TODAY's chuckle (not really laughing at my son, just laughing at how his mind works)
We just installed a flag by our front door. Bonehead was thrilled to help with the installation, and even more thrilled when I told him it is his responsibility to 'post the colors' every morning. See, this kid is OBSESSED with all things military right now. He is very invloved with the high school JROTC program. As in, he is getting an "A" in that class, while failing almost everything else.
So, this morning, instead of the usual routine of dragging Bonehead out of his bed, yelling at him a few times, reminding him to feed the dog, etc, I awoke t discover that the kid was already in the shower! I had barely slept, so I took a gamble and went back to bed. When I got up an hour later, I confirmed that he had indeed gotten out the door in time - on his own! - and fed the dog, and made his bed, and yes, even placed the new flag in its holder.
This was such a shocker to me, I had to ask him about it when he got home (after heaping TONS of praise on him, of course...gotta get that positive reinforcement in!). He said the reason it was so 'easy' for him to get up and get moving this morning, was because he was EXCITED to post the flag!
I have to find a way to