DH picks up kids today from mom's. 10 year old SS
tells dad that he was grounded by his step-dad yesterday. The reason, he had no clean pants to wear. I suppose the situation was that in the morning SS couldn't find pants to wear that he had not already worn at least twice. Step-dad takes them to grandma's before school which is about 25 mins away. Mom got mad looking for jeans, I guess this resulted in them being late. So step-dad said he is grounded and staying home from school. Step-dad brings younger SS to grandma's and later on find out it is a snow day anyway, so at least older SS wasn't kept from school because of the pants. 10 year old SS does not do his own laundry at mom's (neither does he here) How is it that he is grounded for his mother not doing her job? And to keep him home from school because of it? Fortunately it was a snow day because he does not need to be kept home from school because of his mom's laziness.
My apologies, I suppose this a rant more than anything. But I do believe it is excessive for the step-dad to ground a kid from school. I have been with DH for 3 years longer than the step-dad has been around and I have never grounded the boys. I have put them in their rooms for 20 mins or something like that, but never grounded, especially for something that was my or my husband's fault.
I guess I will document if they keep them home from school for reasons such as these.