So I'm working on the kindergarten playground, helping open juice boxes and ziplock bags (seriously) and Sam's teacher comes over to me and asks me, "So, was there an incident at home involving scissors?"
Me: "Aaah, yes."
Her: "I thought so."
Me: "Why do you ask?"
Her: "When we were doing our crafts yesterday, Sam raised his hand and told me that his mom doesn't allow him to use scissors."
Me: stunned silence
Her: "I told him it was ok, because in kindergarten we learn the right way to use scissors, but he was sure you would be mad at him."
Me: nervous laughter
I then explained the whole scissors incident (omiting the part where I laugh so hard that I can't continue with the consequences) and told her about the week of no games. She told me our discipline was quite effective. After, I casually brought up the topic with Sam and explained that he was allowed to use scissors at school - as long as he was cutting paper only. His response:
"I KNOW DAT, MOM!"