Posted by Joke at 7:08 AM
Badger posted at 7:43 AM, August 29, 2008
If NOS's junior high offers the ability for parents to check their students' grades, assignments, etc. ONLINE, I suggest you do everything in your power to make sure your beloved remains blissfully unaware of that feature.
TRUST ME ON THIS.
And also, welcome to the most recent 12 months OF MY LIFE.
Joke posted at 7:58 AM, August 29, 2008
Alas, TFBIM is not only aware of said features (which are extensive) but, at parent night, she was the parent who was raising her hand to ask questions and get clarifications.
I'm married to that mother.
Stomper Girl posted at 8:32 AM, August 29, 2008
Um, well maybe he'll thank her when it's all over and his grades are excellent?
Joke posted at 8:46 AM, August 29, 2008
It's very likely.
If this hasn't killed her by then.
HEATHER posted at 10:20 PM, August 29, 2008
As the product of a Catholic School for 10 years, I can say if everyone survives, NOS will not let you forget for a minute the torture that he has gone through.
Yes, indeedy, every chance I get I throw it in my mom's face about how awful it was(you know square peg/round hole business). (SHUDDERS at the memory.)
It is the main reason, I will be homeschooling the PaddyCake starting next week!
kim at allconsuming posted at 5:14 AM, August 30, 2008
I may need to take this paragraph:
When you combine the dicier portions of the cycle with the grave displeasure of a child who steadfastly does not do as he is supposed to do, with the added cultural component of having a temperament that skews towards hair-trigger-livid, it makes for a Perfect Storm. It is not difficult to distinguish between TFBIM in this frame of mind and a dewy spring morning
and with slight alterations (for textual reasons only)make it into a t-shirt.
I have the chest to carry it.
shula posted at 9:48 AM, August 30, 2008
Dude. Oh, Dude,
I'm staying right out of this one.
Because there Is No Solution.
I support the buggering off bit.
olivespearls posted at 1:01 PM, August 30, 2008
Sooo much more eloquent than the hackneyed, "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy."
bluemountainsmary posted at 5:34 PM, August 30, 2008
I was sure I had commented here.
You are writing of the future for us. In six months time our NOS will be off to his Marist Brothers high school.
With one major advantage.
He will be weekly boarding!!!