When I picked Miss Frugal up from school today her teacher asked if she could have a word with me…. Uh Oh!
She said that she had put Miss Frugal in the Behaviour Book and given her detention for tomorrow lunchtime after she had got in trouble today. Apparently, my darling little girl kicked a boy on his shin. Hard.
I don’t doubt for one minute that it was an accident and she’s explained to me that she was playing chase with them and the boy caught her and she just kicked out at him. I believe her completely as I know from watching her with play with her friends at school and at parties that there are a group of 3 boys that chase her and her friend everywhere and sometimes their games do get a bit rough and I have to step in but even if it was an accident as part of a rough game, the fact is that she did kick him and she did hurt him so I accept that she does need to be punished.
So far, other than a few words in the car, I haven’t told her off as she didn’t stop crying till about 5’o’clock about the fact she has detention and is now in the Behaviour book ‘forever’. I didn’t want to start her off again so I told her we would talk about it later when she’s calmed down and now I’m not sure what to say to her, do I just tell her to be careful next time she’s playing chase or should I punish her further.
What would you do – punish her or just leave it now?