He's not a dropout????

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by chrisdog01, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. chrisdog01

    chrisdog01 New Member

    This is kind of funny. This weekend my husband, difficult child son, and myself were at my mom's visiting and having dinner. My mom's husband was talking to Nick about school. We hadn't told him that Nick dropped out of high school because he really worries about Nick. So I mentioned it to him. Nick said "I didn't drop out, I just stopped going." And then he further elaborated and said he "dis-enrolled".

    So I guess I need to correct everyone and say he isn't a drop-out after all, he is just dis-enrolled.

    Thank god we can find humor in all this!
  2. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Better change his description in your profile then.

    See what I mean, difficult children would make awesome attorneys - the technical way they look at things. So detailed, so precise. They can make any bad situation look perfectly acceptable.

    I would ask him if he actually went to the school office to officially dis-enroll.

  3. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Only a difficult child could put a spin on dropping out. Love the verbage.
  4. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I love it too! Actually I've heard that term used before - when an insurance company was cancelling people's insurance policies, they called it being "dis-enrolled"!

    I guess if you're ever fired from your job, you could refer to yourself as being "dis-employed"!
  5. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    Tell him that he is "diploma challenged", LOL!
  6. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    He is "naturally educated"......is he thinking about being a "spin doctor"?......
  7. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Dis-enrolled...I love it! Does he plan to become re-enrolled? Or will he stay un-enrolled?
  8. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Or maybe he's a "free range student"!
  9. chrisdog01

    chrisdog01 New Member

    Ha ha ha, I love this. When people ask if my son is still in school, I'll have to start saying he's a "free range student".
  10. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Dis.en.rolled - \,dis-n-rol\ vt: Wanting or having desire to work as a burger flipper, floor mopper, with aspirations of residing in the lowest level of his parental domicle forever.
  11. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    LOL @ Free-range student!
  12. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    Thank you *so* much for posting this!!! I had to laugh, because I can so see thank you doing this. We're having yet another join-us-in-reality conversation this weekend because he is in great danger of being disenrolled by home school district (with my blessing). Absolutely no sense in paying for an education that thank you never shows up to get!

    I will be very careful *not* to use the terminology "disenrolled". "Drop out" is how it is, whether it's a conscious thing or just not showing up. I'll be sure to let you know if thank you comes up with any interesting rationalizations, aside from his delusions of grandeur that he already knows all he needs to. He's also a master spin doctor. Sigh....

    Stabie, my dear, I do believe I shall have to use your definition although residing in parental domecile is *completely* out of the question. I think I'll substitute "cardboard box". ;)
  13. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful


    I wonder........could he be feeling a wee bit guilty over dropping out? Or maybe beginning to regret the decision?
  14. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Well, if he's dis-enrolled, I'm testosteronally challenged.
  15. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Splitting hairs is an art form. Your son has, indeed, mastered it.


  16. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen