I’m finding out that raising teenagers is not going to be as easy as I thought. Nishe gave me a wake up call about two weeks ago and she learned a lesson herself. Nishe learned exactly why ipods, school, and friends don’t mix two Fridays ago. Up until then she was allowed to take her ipod to school to listen to on the bus. Then she was allowed to take it to one class because one of her teachers were nice enough to let her and her classmates listen to them then. When she was given this privilege she only had one rule and that was no one was allowed to have possession of it besides her. She had been talking to us about wanting more privileges such as this so we decided to give this a try and it obviously failed.
She was doing good for awhile. Then two Fridays ago it all went out the window. She came home that Friday and told me that an administrator took her ipod. I asked her how it came to be taken from her and she said that it fell out of her back pocket while she was walking to class. That sounded weird to me because I just didn’t see that as a reason to take an ipod. So I asked her if she explained to the administrator that it fell out of her pocket and she told me yes she did. Then she told me that she was suppose to get it back Monday. I told her okay. Monday came and when she came home I again asked her about the ipod and she told me that she was told that she could get it back when he caught her doing a good deed. I immediately decided I was going to call and speak to the administrator. The next day I spoke to the administrator and that’s when I got the truth. Turns out that he didn’t take the ipod from my daughter he took it from her friend. Now that news was shocking to me because Nishe’ never mentioned this to me. Then he tells me that the girl was listening to the ipod while she and my daughter were walking down the hall. In fact he didn’t even know who my daughter was because of the fact that he took the Ipod from the other girl. As usual when I asked Nishe’ why she lied she gave the typical kid excuse and said that she didn’t want to get in trouble. Which obviously backfired since she was then in twice the trouble than she would have been if she had just told the truth. Now she can no longer take the ipod to school. Which we haven’t gotten back yet. Because the administrator has to get the young lady who he took it from to write a statement saying that it isn’t hers so that they won’t get sued.