I was seventeen when I had my first child. Fast forward, I am 33 feeling like I am 59. They are trying to kill me, I know it. Seriously. I am glad I started this parenting thing early, I personally, would not want to just be starting NOW.
The Girl managed to get herself into a massive heap of shit. It started with a detention. Rather than just tell me she had a detention she lied. Than we got a call that she has a 51% in Science. Then she got TWO more detentions (in the SAME week). Then we got her interim. Now, we are celebrating! 4D’s and 2 F’s. How could I not be proud?! Want to join me for a fruity drink? Oh, wait! Then I found her MySpace page that she knew she wasn’t allowed to have (made at her friends house).
I am the worst parent, like omg, EVER, blah blah blah. I am amazed at myself for not smacking the shit out of her. If she says it one more… don’t want to incriminate myself ;)
Ds and Fs are unacceptable. We are very involved with the school/teachers… the guidance office and most of the teachers know us by name. We had a conference last week and another 3 this week. What frustrates me most – her test scores are HIGH. So, clearly she can do it but doesn’t want to be bothered. Fine, but then deal with the consequences of your choice – I am. Hell, lets be honest, I am punished WITH her if not MORE than her it feels like. Its slightly more detailed than this but I am too exhausted to get into it at the moment.
The Teenager has 1D and 1F. We let him go to Homecoming but now he’s on restriction until we meet with the teachers. You see, he’s the class clown. So, I need to know if he has any legitimate problems OR if he’s screwing off. Huge difference.
Cell phones have been repossessed along with everything else. Only the damn house phone doesn’t stop ringing. I hate the house phone with a passion. I wish I didn’t need one, but we have a security system and need a land line.
The little guy is doing GREAT in school (THANK GOD) and doing well with learning to read. A ray of sunshine in a pile of crap, I tell ya. He loooooves school and his teacher loves him. She couldn’t stop praising him today at our meeting.
I have been in such a funk the past couple of weeks. I’m tired of all the bullshit. I have been so busy I haven’t been able to redesign this site like I **want**. Tonight, I found a premade I am in love with. I have to go back and purchase it.
The teenager came home from school with a 103 fever today. I need to go stock up on some Echinacea and Vitamin C because I always, always, always seem to catch whatever damn thing he gets.
The Man (I won’t even get started about him… I will end up here all day) is waiting on me to watch a movie. I have work to do. Sigh. Calgon, Take Me Away. Far Away.
Pay Back IS A BITCH.