Lil’ Rebel was getting ready for school, while Mother was making breakfast.
“‘Eggs!” exclaimed Lil’ Rebel. “I am getting sick and tired of eggs. We have eggs every single morning.”
“I see someone got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning,” said Mother, just giving Lil’ Rebel two slices of toast.
“I don’t have time to eat,” said Lil’ Rebel. “I am going to be late for school.”
“I see we have lots of attitude this morning,” said Daddy, coming into the kitchen.
“I have to go,” said Let Rebel.
Lil’ Rebel grabbed her back pack and was on her way out the door.
“We are going to have a little talk when I get home from work today,” said Daddy.
“But I wanted to hang out with my friends after school,” said Lil’ Rebel.
“Not today,” said Daddy.
“Fine!” exclaimed Lil’ Rebel angrily, slamming the door on the way out.
“Something is going on with her,” said Daddy. “And I am going to get to the bottom of it. ”
That afternoon, Lil’ Rebel’s Mother got a phone call from the school. Lil’ Rebel has been skipping class.
“No,” said Lil’ Rebel, when Mother confronted her about it. “I don’t know what they are talking about.”
“I see,” said Mother.
Lil’ Rebel was told to go to her room until her Dad got home.
“Is Lil’ Rebel here?” asked Dad when he got home.
Mother told Dad all about the phone call from the school.
“She’s in trouble,” said Dad.
Dad went upstairs to talk to Lil’ Rebel. He came back down about a half hour later.
“She’s grounded,” said Dad. “Until she can prove that she wasn’t skipping.”
“That will never happen,” said Mother. “Why don ‘t I get her attendance report from the school tomorrow.
“Good idea,” said Dad.
The next day, Mother went to the school and got Lil’ Rebel’s attendance report. She was shocked to find out that Lil’ Rebel skipped twenty times in the past few months.
“I suppose you are going to deny all this,” said Dad, putting the attendance report in Lil’ Rebels lap.”
Lil’ Rebel didn’t say anything. She just sat on her bed staring out the window.
“Well you are grounded for the next twenty days,” said Dad.
“Fine,” said Lil’ Rebel still staring out the window.