Monday, November 5, 2007

ABOUT THOSE OOMPAS...

For me a good day is a day without a call from a teacher.  I'd have the operator screen my calls at work, but I think the teachers have figured that one out and now make the Oompas call me themselves to give the bad news.

ISS = In School Suspension.

I may be mistaken but I don't think any of my teachers ever had to call my parents... Well, except for that honey bee incident, and that wasn't entirely my fault because I specifically told that stupid boy NOT to squeeze his hands together once he cupped them over the bee on the flower...

And that sprained wrist never would have happened if that other boy hadn't tried to run away like a sissy when I twisted his hand ever so gently behind his back and up to his shoulder...

All in all I think my folks got off easy as far as I was concerned.  But not me.  I've had the food fight call, the 'kicking the kid in the face' call, the unauthorized making of foil Star Wars fighting vehicles in Math class, the 'hasn't turned in any homework all year' call, you name it, my kids have done it and you can be sure the school/s have called me about it.

So yeah, does that old 'till death do us part'  bit in our wedding vows apply to the kids as well?

Okay, not really, I'm just kidding... but it would kind of be nice to know... just in case, cos you never know when the option might come in handy, one day, some day, after the millionth call from the school.

Only one call so far this week.  Of course this is only Monday.  And that was only one Oompa.  I still have two others in school, and each Oompa has 7 teachers.  That still leaves 20 phone call opportunities. 

I can hardly wait.

14 comments:

rbrown6172 said...

lol  i get the biggest kick out of you.  thanks for making me laugh.  hopefully...no more calls this week.  have a good one!  :)
gina

princesssaurora said...

Oh no!  I am sorry that the kids are burning up the school phone lines!  LOL

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

pixiedustnme said...

well, you know when you go with the odds, 1 out of 21 isn't that bad - i think this is a good week!  ROFL

cyn4mc2856 said...

Sorry, have to ROF - LOL about the 20 something other calls that could be waiting in the wings.

Cindy

swmpgrly said...

oh those rascally oompas

justplainbill said...

Jodi, good to hear from you again.
Keep the faith with and for your kids. It is worth the effort.
Good luck (we need that also), Bill

jckfrstross said...

oh no the dreaded phone call from school. when my zach was in 6th grade i got a call from the teacher he wouldn't listen and was being a snot. so i talk to him and he starts crying. i asked what happened. more crying then the teacher said he also took a bic pen and wrote all over a brand new chair UGH no wonder i am gray lol good luck and have a good week

Deb

chat2missie said...

I homeschool my son, I get to argue with myself over what Brandon does during school time. LOL
Missie

coelha said...

One day, you'll think back lovingly at those oompa calls, and miss them..  LOL...  No you probably won't, but the kids gorw so fast..  :)  Julie

glensfork4 said...

I got that phone call last week, only David had cut a bus seat which had to be fixed at a cost of $53 that I made him pay with his own money. I sure as heck didn't cut it!

Michele

promiseluv372 said...

Calls from school stink.. this I know.  But you make me laugh so much!! Not laughing at you! But I know the next call I get from school will make me think of this and I probably will get hung up on because I'll be laughing.

Yeah I'm know as that "nutty mom"

Luv,
Promise

hestiahomeschool said...

hehehe  I homeschool. I WISH I had someone to call and complain to!

rdautumnsage said...

You know that old adage " I hope you have one like you, or worse. Just so you know what you put me through." Would your mother have happened to curse you with that by any chance? *Winks* (Hugs) Indigo

sdoscher458 said...

LOL...I do remember the days of phone calls. Somehow we survive and so do they...love, Sandi