The Cat Who Walks Alone sat and wept helplessly at the dining room table earlier this morning as she begged to be allowed to stay home from school. Further questioning elicited the information that she hadn’t done either of two huge chemistry assignments due today. Instead of doing chemistry yesterday after school, she went shopping at Wal-Mart for snacks for the Youth Room at church, then she had Drama Team at church from 5 to 6-ish, then she had church itself from 7 to 8, then she had “hanging around with friends” from 8 to 10, at which point she came home.
It was a tough call; I’ve been where she’s at, with the huge homework assignment not done. But I had to stick to my guns and tell her that homework always comes first, trying not to preach at her but pointing out that someone else could have done the shopping for Youth Room snacks, the Drama Team leader would have understood if she’d called him and said she had too much homework, etc. All of those activities are optional. Homework isn’t.
“You made your choice; this is what happens.”
So she spent so much time sitting at the table crying instead of getting ready for school that when her ride got here, she wasn’t ready, and Alison had to come inside and wait patiently for 5 minutes, adding further to my daughter’s social disgrace.
So I can’t wait for the Better Half to come home for lunch and dump this in his lap, so here I am dumping it in MPSIMS’s lap. Plop.
Thank you for listening. I don’t feel much better, but hey, at least I spread some of the misery around. :rolleyes: