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Friday, September 18, 2009

My dad would be proud. Of Chase.

At Cameron's school they use the stop light system for behavior. When you're being good you're on "green." Misbehaving gets you moved to "yellow." Continue on and you're on "red." Cameron has been on green every day of his school career thus far - we're so proud. But today as I arrived to pick him up he rushed out to me with a very serious look on his face and blurted, "I'm on yellow. I had to move my clip to yellow." He was riddled with pure guilt...I just said, "uh oh" and looked to his teacher for some explanation. She said that Cam had been pretty sassy with his P.E. teacher.

After getting in the car I immediately called Chase for a consultation. Cam wasn't sharing details, claiming he "forgot" what had happened. I couldn't decide if he needed a time-out, if he needed a firm talking to or what. So Chase just said to wait and let him deal with it. Fine by me!

So I had to run out and finish up some errands this evening and I arrive home to this:

P1040201 My dad would be so proud. Chase was in full-on lecture mode. And what's a lecture without...

P1040202 yeah. a flow chart. Where you at now, Cameron? Huh? Huh?

As you can see, Cameron was talking to Tristen and the coach asked him to stop talking. Cameron didn't stop talking and missed out on getting a sticker. He was mad so he told the coach he was never coming back to P.E. and never coming back to school. The coach's "feelings were hurt" (I'm sure he's at home nursing a pint of Ben and Jerry's right now), and thus we see how Cameron landed on yellow.

Sometimes I just LOVE being married to a CPA.


Deb said...

I borrowing that model. Thanks, Chase! Brilliant.

Jeni said...

my favorite is cams face in that pic. "well... i just..." i can hear him now.

Pooh said...

O.M.Gosh. Cam says "well... I just... " too??? Seriously: Huderon/Camson must have been ripped from their twinship in the pre-existence. H has also been on green up till now, but his sassiness is getting a bit ridiculous around the house. It's only a matter of time till it spills over into school hours. Now I know how to handle it. Thanks, Chase!

(I think the only thing that would have made Dad more proud is if the flow chart had been on a big blackboard, so it could be left there as a reminder until the next incident. Good thing I painted one on our playroom wall. Now I'm REALLY prepared...)

Alyssa said...

Awe. Some.

(Chase, not Cam's sassiness.)

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Nicole said...

I wish I could just leave a photo comment, wherein I include Keaton's behavior chart since kindergarten started, and then watch Chase's head explode. Keaton has been on green, oh, maybe once or twice a week over the last 6 weeks, with a couple of blues sprinkled in and a plethora of yellows.

Now that I know about the flow charts, it's on;)

Shari said...

Now we know who to call when Jake needs a stern talking to.