It was time for the kids’ periodic reporting of honors.
In order to motivate the kids to strive for academic excellence, I have promised them incentives if they reach a certain spot in their class honor rolls.
Bethany: I am second honor!
Me: Very good! You get your roller blades.
Salma: I am third honor!
Me: Wow! You get your new shoes.
Nikki: I am fifth honor
Me: Yey! You get your new dress.
Zion suddenly appeared and I asked him what his honor was. All the kids yelled at the same time,
”He has no honor!” (pun unintended)
Zion protested very loudly.
Zion: I have honor! I have honor!
Me: What’s your honor?
Very convinced with himself, he answered without skipping a beat…
I wonder what incentive that merits.