I so nicely talked to the following individuals.
- Tad's teacher
- the principal
- the bus driver
- the bus helper
The list does not include the various people at the transportation and the school's office. And I get major points for nicely, tactfully, and thoroughly making my point without yelling, screaming, and hanging up/spitting on anyone.
Thaddeus has a new seat on the bus, and he has a new seat mate.
I did not talk to the kid because if the situation was reversed, and somebody's mother confronted my child, I'd be mad and defensive, which is the opposite of productive. I know that the kid was called into the principals office, and that his parents were called in as well. I feel like that is sufficient, and whether this is his first or fifth offense, it's been noted.
As for Thaddeus, he has promptly forgotten all about this and has merrily gone on his way. I'm very grateful that kids are so resilient and forgetful.
In our non-punching news, I've discovered that I absolutely loathe decorating my house. Sure, it's cute for a few days, maybe a week. But now I have all these Halloween decorations up and they are driving me CRAZY. I don't want to look at them anymore. I also get this way at Christmas. By the time Christmas rolls around, I'm ready to tear down the tree.
So, yeah. I'm never going to buy any interior decor stuff ever again.
My kids are so lucky.
P.S. There's a Charlie and Lola DVD giveaway going on over here. You should enter. It's a super cute show.