well, yesterday i picked the kids up from school and discovered that aiden had snuck a bakugan to school, trading it for another. only he didn't trade his.... he traded drew's.
i was not a happy camper. aiden defended himself by saying, "but mom! i got one in return!!!" let me explain: earlier this week dave had to detail the concept of trading. trading means giving and then RECEIVING a toy in return.
so off i march to school with the boys in tow. super mom to rescue drew's traded toy. have we mentioned how the manufacturer is making a LOAD off of these toys? every store is sold out, hence why the boys only have one bakugan each. some of these kids at school have 10+. it's completely crazy.
the child aiden traded with was still in aftercare, but no bakugan in sight. he had already traded it with another boy. ARGGGHHHH.
my two (count them: one, two...) planning periods were eaten up trying to unravel the trade. but i prevailed. :) (are you surprised?)
drew has his toy. aiden learned a lesson. mom is tired.
**** gum update****
i have officially caught #50. about 10 students are in the process of paying still. some have payment plans. :) what a great way to save for Christmas. i could kiss the administrator who came up with this rule, but then that would be gross.