When my daughter was seven I told her that her lunch money was on the side table with her back pack. She said she would do it later. Three more times I said, "Heather, don't forget your lunch money." And three times she said she would do it later. She was standing right there!
The next morning she took off without her lunch money, so I called the school and told them not to let her charge her lunch. She had had a good breakfast and she wasn't going to starve by missing one meal. I was hoping to teach her lesson. When she came home she told me they had taken her to the secretary's office and given her candy.
I was outraged! How dare they go against my wishes. I went up to the school the next day and confronted the secretary. She said, "I thought you were being unreasonable, and I didn't let her charge her lunch." I got angry and told her if she interfered again, I would go to the school board. It's non of her damn business! She wasn't starving. It wasnt' going to kill her. But it was going to make a point!
By the way, she never left her lunch money again. Do you think I was unreasonable?
OKAY PEOPLE: THIS WAS 21 YEARS AGO. SHE IS FINE. SHE DIDNT STARVE, SHE WASN'T PERMENTLY BROKEN. AND MY HUSBAND CORRECTED ME. SHE WAS 10-11. I JUST WANTED TO SEE WHAT YOU ALL THOUGHT.