Last night was conference night at the middle school. I saw teachers for both boys.
The child referred to in this post shall remain nameless to protect the guilty.
Said child’s math teacher (who is fabulous and has control of her classroom – this is not a concern of mine) reported that she gave him a Satisfactory instead of Outstanding for citizenship because he and his best friend talk so much…like she recently explained to them, jokingly, what “cut the cord” meant.
I cracked up because this is atypical for this child. I also told the math teacher that while I support whatever she needs to do to make class manageable, and that I will discourage the talking, it deep down makes me *so happy* that said child has such a good friend (a few, actually) because he could not always say this.
Also. 0% of my former teachers would be surprised to hear that one of my offspring talks too much in class. Sooooo there’s that.