See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
I told my son that from now on I'm not going to get mad if he decides to fail. That's on him. Pass or fail as you wish. Well, he's had the flu. I asked him, is there any need for me to go get your homework? Yes. Are you sure? Yes. Are you going to do it, because I don't want to waste my time or my gas getting it if your not (school is a bit aways). Yes.
He stayed in bed all morning yesterday even though he "felt fine". He was milking it, sleeping so he wouldn't have to do the work. For 3 days he worked on the SAME worksheet. He wasn't struggling, he just wasn't doing it.
I told him today, because of the storm, tomorrow is probably the last day of the 9 weeks. They are likely to close school on Friday because of icy conditions. He had to have it all done. He doesn't get it done. I tell him he has to have it done by 8pm, not because I want him to pass, but because I didn't want him to have taken advantage of me.
For 1 1/2 hours he sat on his bed, doing nothing, he had his name on his paper and that's it. By the way, doc released him to go to school for today, he didn't go. He had all day (was up at 9am until 9pm). I asked him why he didn't do it and he started wailing like a baby. I told him that I wasn't going to sit there and join his pity party. He's 16 btw. He said he's not pitying himself, but pities me! Why? Because I am "so blind". To what? Him. So I said tell me, so I won't be blind. I can't. I don't know what to tell you. He pulls this crap every time he is held responsible.
Why does he do that?