On the walk back from the bus stop today, Munchkin was telling me that she forgot to switch her Home Reading book for a new one so she would have to read it again. We talked about that practice helps to learn things.
When we arrived home, we waited at the front door while BigDaddy and Peanut got ready. We were heading out to Home Depot to get down spout extenders to keep the water away from the house. Munchkin told me that there was a note in her agenda and it was long. Being a bit worried, I wanted to read it right away. Opened the back pack and found nothing.
No agenda. No Home Reading.
Lately, getting answers out of her when she thinks she’s in trouble is difficult as she tries to give us the answer she thinks we want. After many probing questions, we learned that what was supposed to be in her backpack was her wish list of the books that she would like to buy at the book fair.
BigDaddy and I were immediately on the same page with this one! She wasn’t going to get any books without our permission. Therefore, without a wish list there wouldn’t be any new books.
She didn’t seem to phased about this. Usually she’d get pretty upset, but she seemed accepted the consequences. I don’t know if she’s starting to understand that she needs to be more responsible, or that she really doesn’t care about the book fair.
I do wonder what she’s going to tell her friends tomorrow when she arrives at school without any money. We got the truth, but will they?