Tuesday, September 20, 2011

steps in the right direction

Ron invited Raine and I for dinner tonight. Chicken and rice. Simple and delicious. Near the top of Raine's list of favorites.

It was my first time at his new place. It is a simply furnished, 1 bedroom apartment. Basic but adequate.

We had a pleasant dinner, and watched an episode of Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes, which we both enjoyed.

We also got to talk about the trouble Raine got into at school today. She was suspended for a day for fighting and throwing rocks. What saves her? She was not the instigator, but the responder. She's still in trouble at home for being in trouble at school, and will have to do some major chores (but the back yard will look better than it does now).


Fran said...

I'm so glad you guys are talking. It's hopeful.

Not so hopeful about the rocks (throwing rocks? Really?) but I do understand self-defense, although I do agree with you that there were probably better alternatives.

Dina said...

Well, the story from the assistant principal was that one of the boys in her class threw a rock and hit her in the shoulder. She ended up throwing the rock back at him, and hit him in the face (that she hit anything is pretty amazing really). Then, he punched her in the nose. Neither of them was seriously damaged, thank goodness.

I don't know the provocation, or the intent of the original thrown rock...