Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Today when I picked up Hogan from school, he got sent home with a yellow note. When they get a yellow note, it means that the did something wrong in class that day and that their clip was moved up the stop light from green to yellow. Hogan has only had is clip moved one time before. It was last year and his teacher said that the music teacher has moved it and that she thought it was unfair and for me not to worry about it. So I didn't do much. However, this time the note said that he was doing something bad. It said that while the teacher was reprimanding the class for being chatty he put his fingers in his ears. When I asked him about it, he said that she was getting on to the class and he didn't like it so he plugged his ears. (I did not feel like he did it smartelicly but more like I don't like this make it stop) It has always been BIG trouble if the kids get their clips moved. I have always told the kids that they would get a big spanking if they were bad at school. But in this moment as I read this note I felt for the dude. There have been so many times that I have wanted to plug my ears when some one was gripping at me. I did think it was disrespectful for him to do that but I understood why he did. So to keep my word I did give him a spanking when he got home. I explained to him that what he did was rude and disrespectful. I told him that when a grown up was talking to him he had to listen and obey. I also made him write an apology to his teacher. However, something about spanking him seemed wrong. It did not feel like it was the right thing to do. I mostly did it to keep my word that if he ever got in trouble in shool that it meant big trouble when he got home. Was I wrong? Should I have not spanked him?