Neverending Video Chat with BM
OMG - YSD14.5 has been on video chat with BM for at least 1.5 hours now. YSD is going over her homework with BM. And BM doesn't always answer. So it's taking YSD much more time to get through it than if she simply asked DH - DH is the writing/critical thinking expert (he's paid to do it) but YSD never, ever wants to ask DH questions.
And BM, even though it's painfully obvious to me hearing this (I'm in the next room working on some things so cannot help but overhear as YSD is talking LOUD) that BM is only half paying attention. BUT she will not simply tell YSD to "ask your dad" or "look up the information/meaning on line" instead lets YSD hang on and on and on for validation.
It's Maddening because I suggested a bike ride today - it's a gorgeous sunny fall day - but YSD of course said that she has LOTS of homework to do instead. OK then. Silly me for asking. I know better than that but every so often I slip. Not mentioning it again (it's a totally fun fun ride so I'm going to suggest to DH that just he and I do it this year and wait till spring if YSD wants to then because I don't want to wait much longer as the weather will turn in the mountains).
Annnnnndd....the silence from BM's end has resumed again.
I'm going to go make cookies now. Sugar cookies with a dusting of cinnamon and a flower imprint on the top. Pretty and delicious. YSD will not be helping since she's too busy with homework.