Friday, October 10, 2008

Guilty as charged

This week there have been a lot of discussions with Mike and Brett on responsibility and accountability, not coincidentally as mid-term reports came out. Both of them are failing to turn in work, even work that they've completed. As Brett rationalizes, "If I do the work, and I learn from it, and I pass the test, isn't that what's really important." And while I look forward to him filling out his law school applications to fulfill his true destiny, it's a bit like trying to get a square peg in a round hole getting him to accept that some rules have to be followed, just because.

He asked for the millionth time this week to be ungrounded and for the millionth time I turn the discussion back to his grades, and did he turn in the freaking draft to the report yet??

"Ugh. Yeah, yeah, I know. Anything I say can and will be used against me in the court of Mom."


Angie said...

I love the Court of Mom. I'll have to make sure I use that on Paige as she gets older.

C. Beth said...

Oh, the court of mom. Mom's court over here was particularly cruel today, as Ana had to stay in her time-out chair for OVER AN HOUR before she finally agreed to put the newspaper she'd scattered, back on the table. This is just going to get harder, isn't it?!