Tomorrow is the Pumpkin Walk for my daughter's Elementary School. (She's in Kindergarten)
She is GROUNDED this week.
Do we go? or not go?
(We didn't go to Story Time at the library last night as per our usual.)
ETA: Her offence: I'm a volunteer programmer at a local community radio station (where my dad is Chairman of the Board of Directors). My dad had given her a cute little portable DVD player if not just so she sit quietly and be occupied for a couple hours so Mama can be on the air. (I started there before she was born, so this is nothing new). There were some markers in the studio for a project. She came into the studio during the show (offence #1) and took markers without permission (offence #2). Then proceeded to not only color on paper (permissible) but ON THE DESK (offence #3 1/2) and ON THE DVD PLAYER including the screen!!! (other half of offence #3). And it wasn't whoopsi scribble off the edge of the paper...it was shapes and letters and numbers on. the. desk. and DVD player. Now at 5 1/2 years old, one is old enough to know NOT to color on shit, right? (offence #4).
So she's grounded for the week, and NO MARKERS for a month, AND (and this was worst of all) she had to apologize to Grandpa for what she did to "his studio" and to his gift. Grounding = no sweets, no playing outside with friends, no videos (PBSKids is OK).
Now, the Pumpkin Walk, as I understand it, is purely social. A gathering of Fredstrom Families, walk around the park, the kids play and run around, and in the end you get hot cocoa and a pumpkin. No charity donation has been asked (yet), and we were not asked to pay a fee...so not a fundraiser. (Library Story Time is also more social/entertainment orientated.)
Answer by NotPanicking at 6:15 PM on Oct. 16, 2013
Answer by bandgeek521 at 6:28 PM on Oct. 16, 2013
A week grounding for a kindergartner seems a bit excessive. What did she do?
Answer by JeremysMom at 6:23 PM on Oct. 16, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 8:12 PM on Oct. 16, 2013
Answer by PandaGwen at 6:36 PM on Oct. 16, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 6:26 PM on Oct. 16, 2013
I prefer to keep grounding an at home thing, so school events and lessons are done as usual. But anything at home gets taken away. Also maybe a babysitter is needed next time, it's hard to expect children to sit around and wait while you do stuff. They get board and do stuff they normally wouldn't do.
Answer by pinkparcel at 8:03 PM on Oct. 16, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 7:53 AM on Oct. 17, 2013
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 6:17 PM on Oct. 16, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 6:27 PM on Oct. 17, 2013