How to go from just being in a little trouble to being grounded for a week in a matter of three hours
Step 1: Fail to bring home from school your spring photos, instructions on how to complete a major project, homework, and field trip permission slip for one week, despite being reminded more than 3 times.
Step 2: When both parents arrive at your school to pick you up at 4:00 together, you fail to take a hint when they opt to rummage through your desk themselves for the items listed in Step 1. In the process of the rummaging, they find school work that was reported as “missing” by the teacher completely untouched. (This after being spoken to about this behavior two weeks ago). Situation is now escalated to “No Scouts Tonight”.
Step 3:When told that you will not attend “the coolest scout meeting of the year” and will instead be making up the incomplete school work and doing your homework instead, you choose to draw a real nice picture of a dolphin over the span of an hour and a half, leaving all of your homework undone still by the end of scouts.
These three steps of completely ignoring the warnings from your parents at least twice in a matter of a few hours will thus lead to your room being cleared of all toys and having television, friends and playtime with the cats taken away for a week in our home. Just so you know…