“Bob, no homework yesterday and no homework today!  You know what that means.  Detention!  What’s happening?”

“It’s my dad.”

“What, he’s not letting you do homework?”

“No, he’s sick.”

“Oh.  … I see.  Well, so you want to spend time with him, huh.”


“Well, okay.  You can spend time here, and do your homework, and then you can spend time at home with your dad. …  Feel better.”  (awkward pat pat).




4 responses to “Doh

  1. Hahha…. :0(

  2. I’m sure you’ve got a million things to do and you won’t get around to reading a book for leisure for another 5 years, but if you do get time, check out “How Children Succeed” by Paul Tough. I’m in the middle of it right now, and it makes a case for the example you shared with us through this post.

    It’s also very reminiscent of Besty McAlister-Groves class at HGSE – Childhood Trauma (my favorite class all year).

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