Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Detention

The usual reasons for children serving detention at the elementary level consist of the following examples: repeated late work, repeatedly not handing in any homework, repeatedly not following classroom, hallway, or bathroom procedures (Boys Town Method), etc. Nothing too serious.

When I looked at the list for detention today (since I am hosting it in my room this week), I wasn't surprised when there was only 1 student on the list. A 2nd student was added later in the afternoon. What a bore. I am glad I had things to do and I didn't have to really "watch" them. 45 minutes of them sitting there and doing homework. Blech.

I remember being that age. I was scared to death of just the "idea" of detention and what it involved. With that being said, there was only 1 time that I took part in afterschool detention. And it wasn't my fault. I am sure most of you parents out there have heard that before, but it's the honest-to-god truth.

I was in 3rd grade. There was a new girl in our school and I had somewhat become friends with here.... you know, coloring together during free time, playing on the tire swing at recess, and a few after school get togethers at each others home. Well, one afternoon, I took the bathroom pass and headed for the ladies room. While sitting and doing my business, here this so-called-friend shows up and is talking to me over the top of the stall. She was standing on the toilet. She was loud and the teacher came and found us. We both got in trouble... thus, we both served detention. I think our friendship ended right there and then!

I don't think it is that way for kids these days. I really don't think they veiw it as a bad thing so much! I know these two students could have cared less!

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This evening I had my first really good run in a long while. Schedule called for 30 minutes. I was able to hop on a thrillmill a couple minutes before 4, thus giving myself 32 minutes of solid running. Everything felt good. I forked out 2.86 miles and then spent then next half hour lifting (working on both legs and arms), and then some good solid ab work and stretching.

Booyah!

18 comments:

Molly said...

Great work!

I was scare to DEATH of detention! The threat of it would make me do ANYTHING! Hope your week of role reversal goes well.

Take Care

Wes said...

Now that's the way I like to celebrate detention :-) Maybe if the parents cared a little more, detention would be a bigger deal, huh?

Christine said...

When is your first half marathon??? We are in the same boat :) :)

akshaye said...

Great workout!

I guess its different for boys.. we take pride for getting into trouble :)

Randy - Maniac #788 said...

Hey...haven't been by in a while..but am shouting to all..I made Marathon Maniac status this week....thanks for all your support and words of encouragement over the last year...

Danielle said...

Good for you on the workout!! I'm with you on detention scaring me! I never served detention, in school or out of school suspension because I was the good kid and no way I was getting in trouble!!

Steve Stenzel said...

Nice workout! Booyah indeed!!!

jahowie said...

Nice job on the run!!

Keep those kids in line OK? Drugs are bad OK? Love the picture. :-)

Allez said...

If I was a teacher, I would make the kids do squat thrusts and push ups in detention :-)

Annette said...

It's true - kids aren't as scared of detention as we used to be. I agree with Wes, I think it has a lot to do with the parents. I was more scared of what my parents would do if I got in trouble at school than anything else!

Good workout! :)

J~mom said...

Argh, I can't believe you got detention for that!

RunnerGirl said...

I hate giving out detentions to my kids! Thankfully, I have a good group this year and haven't had to hand out too many.

kelsalynn said...

What a great workout- cardio, strengthening, abs, and stretching----way to get it done girlfriend!!!
Kelsalynn

Makita said...

Most kids these days certainly don't fret about detention... so frequently parents aren't as involved as they used to be when I was little. It's sad.

Jess said...

I got detention quite frequently for various infractions. One was for chewing gum in school. Can you imagine that now?

Sara said...

We didn't have detention in elementary school but had it in High School. Being an athlete and braniac I actually relished getting detention (but only for uniform violations) b/c I stupidly believed it gave me some street cred. God I'm a loser.

CollegeGirl said...

I think I only got detention once, but it obviously didn't bother me enough to remember the actual event. I do remember WHY though: 100% my fault -talking in class. I do a lot of that. Whoops :-/

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

My son got detention in 1st or 2nd grade for stabbing his best friend in the leg with a pencil.

I wasn't too happy about it at the time, but looking back, it wasn't much of a big deal in the long run. Heck, they probably did worse to each other at home.

Now...the stuff they get in trouble for in mid school and high school...well that is a whole 'nother level.