And it's probably not what you're thinking. No, today is the day that my oldest is eligible to get her learner's permit, which in this state, means she is 15 years and 7 months old. We sort of have a scheduling problem though, as she has been having dance rehearsals every day after school until 5pm in preparation for their upcoming winter concert next Thursday. Tomorrow, the marching band is leaving for a long weekend trip to California, so it will be at least sometime next week before we even consider getting the permit.
I'm thinking I finally am going to have something to hold over her head that she cares about. I'm glad she's a well-rounded kid, is in dance and flags and sports and all, but somethings gotta give, and that something seems to be her grades at the moment. When she finds out that she's not going to drive without a B average, maybe that will motivate her to pay more attention to her grades. She's just got so much going on that I think her poor brain can't process everything at once, and I think assignments get "forgotten." Well, we'll see how badly she actually wants to drive. I'm a bit frustrated with her at the moment. If I hear "But I forgoooottttt!!!" one more time, I may have to do some neck-wringing.