I wish this post was a reminiscence of a drunken college night. I would much rather be posting a picture of me walking back to my dorm wearing the same clothes I had on the night before. Instead it's a different fall from grace. A dose of reality.
Today the Little Ballerina got suspended from the bus for the day. It seems she spit at someone. I have no idea why she would do something like this. I have never seen her hock a looey. I don't know that she knows how. But she will stick her tongue out and blow. Whatever she did. It's disgusting. And embarrassing.
So today I walked to the school when it was over to retrieve her.
"Why didn't you bring the car?" she asked.
"Because you don't get the privilege of riding in any vehicle. You can walk home."
And so she did. She didn't complain. She didn't whine. She didn't cry. She carried her backpack and her special crystal in a cup that she was so proud of. The whole way home.
I told her if anything like this happens again she will walk home carrying a sign that says, "I can't ride the bus because I spit on people." And the next day on the bus she will wear a sign that says, "Don't sit next to me because I spit."
She didn't have dessert tonight. She is not going to her best friend's birthday party tomorrow.
I sure hope this makes a difference. If not, I'm going to have some killer legs come summertime.
Just keepin' it real, folks.
Now excuse me while I drown my sorrows in a box of Thin Mints and a bucket of Diet Coke.