Justin came home from daycare the other day with a sour look on his face. When I asked him what was wrong, GWE announced that Justin had not been a good boy at school that day. According to the teachers, Justin walked from his classroom into the adjoining bathroom and entered the younger kid’s classroom. He then proceeded to drop his pants and moon the entire room.
I was horrified….and hysterical with laughter at the same time. Clearly, we were going to need to punish Justin for his actions – but it’s difficult to do that when you’re doubled over and laughing.
I decided that I would ask Justin about this incident further during dinner. Here is the conversation (to the best of my recollection):
Me: Justin, did you moon the Lizard room today?
Me: Justin…..The teachers said that you pulled your pants down in front of an entire class of children and showed them your butt.
Justin: But….but…..but……I pulled my pants down in the bathroom.
Me: Did you mean to show everyone your butt?
Justin: No, daddy. I pulled my pants down to show Abby my butt!
(Now I’m realizing that he actually didn’t mean to moon anyone.)
Me and GWE: You showed Abby your butt??????
Justin: Yes, she wanted to see it!
GWE and I looked at each other for a moment. I couldn’t punish the kid because he didn’t intend to moon an entire classroom. He just wanted to show his affection to a girl he liked.
We told Justin not to do it again…and as GWE and I made our way to the bedroom that night, I showed her how much I loved her by presenting her with a full moon of my own! (_!_)