Yesterday, we received a letter from our sons’ elementary school, addressed as follows:
Given Nick’s past behavorial exploits, I opened the letter with quite a bit of trepidation. And a few cuss words, as I wondered aloud how many hours of detention were possible for whatever offense had been committed. You see…
…we’ve been amiss in getting his permanent front tooth fixed, once he “chipped” it by running into a pole.
…we’ve tried to accept that his talents are unique and comical.
…and we know he has a vast and colorful vocabulary.
So, seeing as how the school had seen fit to put the communication in writing, I was just hoping the letter didn’t start with the heading The School Board of Frederick County vs. Nicholas Peter Rice and Parents/Guardians.
But the letter was an even bigger surprise than my husband and I expected. Nick was most definitely being singled out for his actions. But not in the way we were thinking:
Then my husband said “are you sure it’s addressed to the parents of ‘Nicholas Rice’, and not ‘Alexander Rice’?”
Yep. Our faith in our children is unwavering. And we’re hopeful a retraction letter won’t be mailed out anytime soon.