Modified Recess

September 2011, Wyatt is five-and-a-half.

Yesterday Wyatt got 5 minutes of “modified recess” (i.e. kindergarten detention).

Me: “How was school?”

Wyatt: “Great!”

Me: “No modified recess?”

Wyatt: “Nope. But I did have to push in all the chairs and put away the green folders.”

Me: “Was that a consequence?”

Wyatt: “Um, actually, I think it was a privilege. Well, it was either a consequence or a privilege. I couldn’t really tell… But I kind of liked it.”

Any thoughts to add?