Simon is still struggling. His teacher e-mailed me yesterday to tell me that he has another pink slip but has not been in to see the principle yet so that is why it hasn’t come home yet. He apparently got tired of another student making fun of him so he came back with a rather crude statement so he got a pink slip. Simon is not in trouble here at home for what he said but for not telling us about the incident when it happened. He was hoping we wouldn’t find out about it. Definition, lying.
You see, we’ve begged and pleaded with him to tell us the truth at all costs and one, he wouldn’t be in near as much trouble as if he lies. And two, we can work through it together if we know what is going on. Apparently the boy doesn’t understand this small concept.
Yesterday was not a good day. He was in tons of trouble for holding back the truth. So much so that I’m completely at my witts end. Hopefully and prayerfully he will get the point and change his ways.
Meanwhile….lots of prayer!