|It starts with the withdrwal symptoms, caused by Game Brain|
Then, the fogg that sets in with the early morning routine,...
|The book report that helps them avoid chores for a whole week|
The home work time at the kitchen table, that bleeds into dinner time leaving no place for food!
grade check that asks
"Are the rules still the same?"
" Do you still care about my grades?"
On Monday I found out that Jazzy had never made up the work from the day she was sick two weeks ago. That made me start thinking, and I realized that Sean and john had not given me anyu grade books yet this year. SO, (Got to love the online abilities of the school today) I went to my computer and checked. There it was plain as day Sean had a failing grade!
SO I brought the big bad mom face, reminded them that they get 2 day for each missing assignment, and 1 day for each bad score.....Then just to let them know I was serious, they got to watch John at football while they sat on the side lines finishing up all of the missing assignments, or redoing their failed assignments.
Then just as a reminder that the rules are still the same we walked out at the end of practice to talk to coach. He was really disappointed when he heard that if Sean and Jazmine do not get all of the replacement work turned in before a grade check on Friday they will not be allowed to participate in Saturday’s game.
Here we are on Thursday. I do not yet know what will happen this time, but from experience I can say it will be good. This is year four where we have threatened, but not had to follow through with a removal from a football game. As a point worth making, Sean did get a 3.6 at the end of football season last year. So, thank God I figure it out in time each year. They just need a little kick in the booty to remind them that the rules do not change, "no grades no extracurricular activities."