Mary had gotten the call from Daniel’s school, requesting for her to attend a meeting with the Principal, when she had returned from her holiday. They’d scheduled the meeting for the Monday after the twin’s birthday bash. She was a little anxious about it, and wondered what the meeting was about. She hoped that Daniel was keeping up his grades and not getting into mischief.
She arrived early, and waited briefly before she was called in to the Principal’s Office.
“Good morning, Madam,” Mary greeted the Principal with a small curtsy, as she approached the desk.
“Good morning, Mrs Chukweke. Thank you for coming. I am Mrs Oshimolowo.” Mary received her extended hand to shake it, before taking her seat. She looked about the small office, appreciating how neat and tidy it was. Built-in shelves that housed photographs, books and files, and a few awards, lined the walls of the office. There was only one window, but the room was well-lit, and fitted with an air-conditioner.
“Thank you,” Mary replied. She looked expectantly at the chubby, mature woman, who seemed stern, but fair. “Please, what is this about, Ma?”
“Daniel has gotten himself into a bit of trouble. Has he told you anything about it?”