Apparently, Alise lied to her student teacher about eating her hamburger at lunch. Can you believe my Baby threw – yes, threw – her meat on the cafeteria floor – yes, on the floor – because she didn’t want to eat it and then lied about it? And we had JUST talked about being honest in our night time devotional the week before. And I’ll be the first to say that this really doesn’t sound like my child. She’s never thrown food at home – even when it was something she didn’t want to eat so I have NO idea what caused the rebellion that day.
So we had a “talk” with Alise and explained to her that first and foremost on the days she doesn’t carry her lunch, it costs her mommie and daddy four dollars – yes, four dollars – a day –yes, a day - for her to eat in the cafeteria. So that means when she threw her hamburger on the floor, she was throwing away four dollars. We equated that with two rides on the carousel at the mall that she lost that weekend because of her actions. Secondly, it was wrong to throw food on the floor. And thirdly, lying is wrong, wrong, wrong. Mommie can not stand to be lied to.
And then she got a good ol’ southern whoopin’! From daddy. Not me. I had to leave the room.
Ms. L thinks that Alise has learned her lesson. She said Alise was extremely upset about pulling a horse shoe and when I asked her at gymnastics what had happened at school that day, she just burst in to tears. Real tears. She told me the remainder of the night that she didn’t want to go back to school. I think she was a little embarrassed, too.