Since DS, who's 13, went back to school his head of year has already phoned me three times. 1. To report he had the wrong uniform. He's allowed black Vans, but not the ones with the white stripe on the sole. 2. He was caught in possession of a lighter, with some smoking boys in the school field. 3. Having been told earlier this week they're not allowed rugby balls in the playing field (expect during rugby), not only was he caught with a rugby ball but when Sir told him to hand it over he held it behind his back, thereby directly challenging Sir's authority.
Number 3 means he'll now spend a day in isolation next week.
Today he'd planned a trip to the cinema with his friends. I'd said last week when he planned the trip I would sub him his pocket money a day early for this. However, after getting phone call number 3 and coming home to hear him and his cinema friends laughing about it whilst listening to loud music, I had a change of heart and told him he can't go and I'm not giving him the money.
After a bit of beggin, disbelief and crying, he went out with his friends anyway shouting, 'BYE MOTHER'!
Now I can't relax, have wine and start my weekend because I' worried about him and what he's doing.
Your thoughts and wisdom would be very much appreciated. Where to next? He's in trouble at school all the time.