Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Honesty is its Own Reward

This is an update to my previous post. Son #1's teacher did indeed receive my email and got the three boys together to sort it all out. Here's the official story: A (the boy who claimed the money) is in the English as a Second Language program. When Son #1 asked A, "Did you lose this money?" A said he thought Son #1 was offering him the money (as in, do you want this money?). So naturally he said yes.

The teacher gave H (who actually lost the money) $10 from his own wallet. A now sees the misunderstanding and was to bring the money to the teacher today. The teacher sent Son #1 home with my money - I didn't have the heart to make Son #1 drain his piggy bank. He also emailed me a nice note about how impressed he was with Son #1's integrity.

So now I hope everyone is happy. Except perhap A who must have thought he was attending the friendliest school ever.

All's well that ends well.

[I let Son #1 keep the $10.]


Nadine said...

I'm glad that worked out so well, except for A that is. You have a good son.

Sue said...

Yay that everything worked out for the best and it was just a misunderstanding. And you're a good mom, letting him keep the $10..

Elle*Bee said...

Thanks, Nadine.

Elle*Bee said...

sue, while I think honesty should be it's own reward, I thought it might be nice to reward his generosity.

Shionge said...

Hiya Elle, I read the previous post as well and glad that all turned out well.

You are a great MOM who stands by your son and did the right thing by emailing the teacher :D

Elle*Bee said...

Oh, shionge, one day I'm sure he'll resent my interfering but for now he's $10 richer for it. ;-)

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