Friday, April 9, 2010

What The F&*% Friday!

I know it's been a while, but it's Friday, and I happen to have something to say.

What the f&*$ makes a 15 year-old child (freshman) who is failing not one, but TWO classes, and is dangerously close to failing a third (all core classes)...what gives her the right to be mad at ME because she has no cellphone and can't go out this weekend? What. the. F&*%??

Yes dear...it's my fault that you're failing English and science because you won't turn in your assignments. It's my fault you have a 61% in government. You missed two tests on Friday when we left early for spring break. You told me you have made them up. I emailed both teachers and found out that in fact, you have NOT made them up. I also found out that both your science teacher and your government teacher WILL, contrary to your statements, accept late work. So guess what you'll be doing this weekend? And if you don't? Well, I can keep this phone and you can not go out for just as long as you want. But don't you dare blame this on me.

6 comments:

Dawn in Austin said...

I'll give you my number and we can text with her phone.

You hang in there, Mom. I got your back.

Stacey said...

Watch it, she might sue you like the kid in Arkansas is doing to his mom because she deleted his facebook account for bad behavior!

Isn't it funny how it's always our fault?!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

As a teacher, thank you.

I ask myself daily how a child failing 6 classes can be walking around with an iPod. WTF? Get a grip, parents.

Mary~Momathon said...

Amazing how everything is always the Mom's fault.

I roll my eyes to that!

Fannie said...

Can you remind her not graduating high school means not going to college which might end up meaning living with you FOREVER? That might light a fire under her you know what!

Joann Mannix said...

Tell her about college, yes what Fannie said. And how ridiculously hard it is nowadays to get in. Tell her about my daughter with her 4.8 (unweighted) GPA and her off the chart SAT's and all her leadership positions who got deferred, (meaning a maybe), to the school of her choice. She was the top of the class and she got a maybe. She did finally get in after some persistence. Tell her too, that she'll never regret the effort she'll have to put in to her studies. But, she will regret failure and its vast reaching ramifications.

Good Luck! I've got some issues with a fib-telling teen of my own over here. Lots and lots of chores lined up for this weekend. I think I'll put my feet up and have a cold drink.