After last week’s coconut craziness, Devin got a lecture about responsibility, and we got an explanation as to why he is bringing a coconut to school. His English class is reading The Lord Of The Flies and they have divided up into teams and are playing a type of trivia game based on the book. He is the owner of the team’s symbolic conch shell, (the coconut) and has to bring it to class daily, or his team loses points.
Upon hearing how important said coconut is, not only to his grade, but to his friends’ grades, I suggested he just keep it in his locker. “No, it’s too hard to get to my locker between classes.”
Devin left for school this morning at his normal time, around 7:15. Around 8:10, and ten minutes after he should have been at school and dressed out for P.E., he comes running back into the house… “I forgot my coconut!”
I am pretty sure that it would have been easier to get to his locker on campus, than to get back to his house 2 miles away and deal with an unexcused absence for P.E. class.
But what do I know?