Anyway ... I told Kevin this a.m. that I would be there, and he asked "did they call you?" So, I'm curious as to WHO was to call. He told me that they were only giving out 30 awards in total, and the kids didn't know WHO was getting any, but the school was going to call the parents to let them know (but ask them to keep it a secret) so they could be there if they wanted to. So, I felt horrible, but told Kevin that they didn't call, and I was sorry, but it looked like he wasn't getting an award. He really looked crushed. (Kevin, because of his problems, really needs some praise and recognition and kudos, and it really broke my heart. I 'know' how hard he worked for this.)
So, when I got to work, I called the school just to be sure there wasn't any misunderstanding, but they confirmed that NO there would be no award for perfect attendance and NO if we weren't called, our child wouldn't be getting an award. Needless to say, I didn't go to the ceremony.
Well, Kevin came home AND he had a certificate for his perfect attendance! Geesh. So, he got recognized (and I was really pleased because I was going to go and get him something special for that!) but I didn't get to see it. This is SOOOOOO typical of their school, but it really bothers me. As a working mom, I can't always make it to everything, but do my best to put the kids first. In this case, I feel like I blew it ... but I really wanted to be there.
Well, school is over ... and if I had an option for #2, I'd move her.