Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sad but true...

No good deed goes unpunished. 

So I'm attempting to help my daughter Leigh work on her make-up work (read: work she refused to do at school, which is why she has a 35 in language arts, which, coincidentally, is the subject I teach). 

She is being herself (read: a collossal raging bitchy PITA), and everything she says is oozing venom. 

I finally get fed up and explain to her how goals work.  This is the gist of the explanation.

People who work hard in school have decent jobs, decent homes and decent lives. Not spectacular, but occasionally fun, mostly pleasant lives. 

People who don't end up as homeless hookers addicted to drugs. 

Her response:  So you think I'm going to be a ho because I don't do school work? 

Me: What other job are you preparing yourself for? 

That boom you heard was an epic door slam.
(First month of school is over, so I should be more regular with my rantings...  How are YOU guys doing??)


  1. I think this thing ate my comment. Basically I said, "You are not alone," and "Good Job Mom!"

    Mary in TX

  2. Thanks... She is still mad about that comment, a week later. Which I think is a record for her remembering anything I've said. Which I think means it may have struck a bit too close to home.

  3. We realize you have a life, but for those of us who don't, please put up another post. Thanks!! Lub Joo!!


If you are an adoptive parent or have one in your family somewhere, talk to me. I could use some insanity that does NOT call me mom!!