Monday, March 12, 2007

It's Monday morning and actually a beautiful day. I love it when spring starts to peak through. I love the smell and the feel and the sun. It boosts my mood.

I took the advice of taking iron. I think I probably am anemic. I feel tired and dizzy when I stand up and all that other stuff. I'll let you know how it works!

It was parent teacher conference last week and I sent the hubby. My 7 year old who seems to have a hard time and gets in trouble at school is a straight A student. In fact, he's ahead of where he needs to be by the end of the year already. I am very proud of him!

On the other hand, my 11 year old who is so "good" and helpful and obedient is failing spelling and math and is behind 4 months on book reports. How is it possible that I had no idea? How is it possible that his teacher never contacted me about this?

Every day after school he tells me that he is doing great. I was furious when I first found out. I wrote a note to his teacher on Friday and asked her to call me. She hasn't so I just called her but she is not home yet so I'll wait.

In the meantime,Jake is grounded until he catches up on his reading and he gets one month to bring up these grades and then I'll take him out of karate. He claims he is so busy doing his chores around the house that he has no time to do homework. So I informed him I could find him 2 extra hours a week without karate.

It's hard to not feel like this is my fault. I hate to accept any of the fault but I should have remembered about the book reports. I should have kept myself informed. I guess I can say that I have had a lot going on though so that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!


Yolanda said...

Ummmm...Yeah...WHERE HAS THE TEACHER BEEN? Communication is SO important!!

I love your "fix" to your son's claim that he has no "time" to do homework...This made me giggle!!

Good luck with the iron...Good luck with the book reports...Good wishes for YOU!!

xo Yolanda

Island Queen said...

I've been going through the same thing with Son. I felt completely guilty because - at the end of the day even though he is 12, it's still my responsibility to be informed (Son also missed a few book reports). So - now we have great communication and Son has really pulled his grades up.

Good luck - and great idea about the Karate. :-)

momyblogR said...

Boy, working that kids so hard there is NO time for homework? For SHAME!! lol!

Please, mine come up with the craziest stuff too!