Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Here's Spit in Your Eye!
I don't think Meazi would have even mentioned it to me as she had big stories to share about feeding two large turtles and an exotic lizard.
I asked her if the boy was vanilla or chocolate. "Vanilla," she said. The camp counselor had assured me the boy's parents would be notified. I read a behavior agreement that Meazi and I both had to sign on the first day. The rules state that spitting is an immediate suspension.
This morning I dropped Meazi off and asked the counselor if we could talk again about what happened. Here is our conversation:
Me: So I am wondering about the spitting incident yesterday, were the boy's parents notified? The rules we signed Monday call for a suspension for the boy.
Camp Counselor: Yes, they were notified and he was sent home yesterday.
Me: Meazi said he was here all day.
CC: He was sent home at the end of the day. We called his mom to pick him up at 3:00.
Me: Camp ends at 3:00.
CC: Well he is not allowed to come today.
Me: Oh, he was suspended?
CC: Yes, his little brother was allowed to come today, but he was not. His little brother has been dropped off.
Me: Ok. Thanks.
I walked over to Meazi to say goodbye. I said to her, "So Meazi, that boy was suspended today for spitting in your face. He will not be allowed to come today."
Meazi: Mom, he's sitting right there, next to the counselor you were just talking to.
Me: Are you sure? He has a little brother, are you sure that is not his little brother?
Meazi: Mom, I am sure. That is Tony, the boy who spit in my face.
I saw Tony get up from the table and I walked over to the camp counselor.
Me: Meazi says that he is the boy who spit on her. What is his name?
Me: Yes. That is him.
CC: Uh, yeah, uhm I sent him to the office.
Me: You just told me he was not here today.
CC: I've just sent him to the office, and we are going to call his mom and tell her he can't be here today.
Me: So what you just told me five minutes ago was untrue?
CC: Well, uh, his little brother is here.
CC: He will be sent home.
Me: I'm sorry. I don't understand? Has his mom been told of the incident?
CC: Yeah, uhm, he is in the office now, I am on my way there too.