Friday, November 24, 2006

Liar *

Our children must be really stupid for thinking that we are so stupid. Take this afternoon, for instance ...

Got to my son's house at 2.45pm to find son and friend with shoes off, jackets off, playing computer games. I enquired as to why he wasn't at school, to which he replied that "it's afternoon break and we're allowed to go out." And, when I say replied, I really mean shouted. In the politest way possible I told him to fuck off out the house and return on his own after school. I then phone school to enquire how long afternoon break is and how many minutes it lasts as I'm thinking it would have to be at the very least 45 minutes long if they had time to walk from school, play a computer game and then walk back to school. It wouldn't take a genius to realise that, no, afternoon break isn't 45 minutes long, it's actually 10 minutes long and finished at 2.30pm and that the boy wasn't registered for either of his two classes this afternoon and nor was he registered for either class on Monday afternoon. No point going back any further, cos we realise there's a pattern emerging. This follows the time when JJ and I found him rounding the corner to go home just a few weeks ago when he was supposed to be at school, even though, at that time, it was at least lunchtime. So, I'm waiting for him to arrive home from wherever he is, ready to give him a right fucking kicking - the wee stupid shite that he is! He is this and he must think I'm the kind of person who would do this.

* Sex Pistols


Blogger Nat said...

Ah, dinnae worry. I rememeber mitching to go and watch Mork and Mindy on a friends telly.

At least he's doing something more constructive!?

5:42 pm  
Blogger Jim said...

Maybe its in the genes?

6:11 pm  
Blogger Yorkshire Pudding said...

You're right to be annoyed with him. However, no one can change what has already happened - only the future. You need to find a way to ensure that this cancer - the truancy cancer - doesn't grow. If left, his life prospects will be terminally damaged and he will live his adult life with regret and guilt. I know this. I have seen it firsthand a thousand times. Talk to him. Talk to the school. Talk to his mother. Find a constructive way forward. Bribery may help.

7:51 pm  
Blogger Reidski said...

nat- I do worry, cos he could do a lot better than he is. And how can anything be more constructive than watching Mork and Mindy - it was political and philosphical and was light years ahead of anything of its time and of subsuequent times.

Jim - not in the genes - I didn't go to school because doing so was terrifying, him not going is cos it is "fucking boring, man!"

YP - you say too many sensible things for you. When we said that this particular friend is now banned, he took it ok. When we said that he couldn't go on the computer and do all that MSN shit for a week, he took it nearly ok. When we suggested that school keeps him in at lunchtime, he hit the roof. So, we're thinking of asking the school to keep him in at lunchtime for a week or two and see what happens! Anyway, I wish you were his teacher, bet you're totally fucking ace!

9:57 pm  
Blogger J.J said...

When kids, whether my own or ones I have worked with, do something wrong I try and keep calm and talk it through with them highlighting the 'error of their ways'. BUT when they insult my intelligence with the use of such inept lies as 'we are allowed out for afternoon break' that they somehow imagine I am going to believe I completely lose it. You and his mum will get it sorted though.

9:59 am  
Blogger Jim said...

Apologies, I was being flippant and it is serious shit. Perchance a chat with teachers as well as lad might be in order, in order that school is maybe a bit challenging?

11:56 am  
Blogger Reidski said...

JJ - well, me and his mum tried to sort it out but not sure how much of an impression we made on the little bugger. Student review day on Wednesday will, we fear, bring more bad news. The way he is going, it will be job doing night shift at a call centre after school.

Jim - I hate to put any blame on the school but the contrast from secondary school to his primary school is pretty huge. And no need for apologies.

8:44 am  
Blogger Moo said...

I'm sure he will be fine Reidski, we all do it...he's a clever boy from what you've said and I'm sure he will realise that if he doesnt go to school he will end up in a crap job with crap prospects.

My brother done the same and is always saying school is 'boring' and spends most of his time chatting on MSN, however he does realise now that he does have to do well in his exams next year otherwise his dreams of being an engineer in the RAF will go out the window!

11:58 am  
Blogger Reidski said...

Moo - I was rather angry with him last week, but now I think, yes, he'll be fine. And, anyway, those stupid repors and marks are all about those stupid school league tables which are total bollocks.
And it sounds like your wee brother wants to do what one of my older brothers done in the RAF. He's now a civvy, but still works as an aircraft engineer. And allow me to go off on a tangent here, but the night before one of the last times I flew, I phoned him for some reassurance. He asked me which airline I was travelling with and I told him. "Oh, their safety record is really awful." I was not reassured. In fact, I was shitting myself for the whole flight and on the flight back.

3:58 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm do u have any verification he bunked on the day of you and jj coming home as you said it was at lunchtime and some schools allow you to leave at lunch

11:23 pm  

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