So SS13 is wayyyyyy behind in school. Progress report was the F's, a D, and a couple of B-'s in electives. SO spoke to all teachers and made arrangements for him to bring home a grade check each Monday. Bringing it home on Mondays means we will get to see them each week, since we do the switch off with BM on Mondays at 7pm.
The first Monday he's due to bring one home, he calls and says he's going to stay one more night with BM, because he didn't get to spend much time with her since he was at sleepovers all weekend. Righty-O LOL
Tuesday night he calls at 7pm and says he'll be home late, because they are eating late and then going to watch a movie. Uh huh, he's hoping to waltz in after we're in bed so that he won't have to discuss the weekly grade check. Or, the paperwork his counselor gave regarding school funded tutoring.
You see, his dad spoke with the school that day, and found out that the grade check was really bad. He hadn't turned in anything during the week with his mom, nor had he done anything in class. They offered to send him for district funded tutoring, and said were sent the paperwork home with him Tuesday afternoon. I think that little shit thought he'd be able to hide it and we'd be non the wiser!
So for the last two night when I get home, his dad is making him do homework. Yay! But, he's letting him sit at the kitchen counter to do it. Nay! He's totally invading our space, with his crap spread out all over the counter while SO's cooking dinner (I don't cook for skids). We can't talk w/o him butting in, I can't use my laptop there without him craning his neck to see what I'm doing. He can't manage to do a single page w/o asking for help. His form of help in getting one of us to give him the answer. Right now he's working on a vocabulary page, with a list of words on one side, and definitions on the other. He can't even manage that! I've told him twice to get a dictionary to look up the words if he really doesn't know them (all of them are easy and he SHOULD know them), but he just ignored me. I told him a second time, and his response was,"But my Dad said he would help me!"
So here I sit in another room, fuming. I'm so sick of this kid, and the way his father only half-assed tries to parent him. He needs to be made to sit as his desk when doing his homework. He needs to be made to do the work required to complete the homework, so he'll actually LEARN something. But no, SO just wants to make sure he gets them done and turned in. For the grade, not the education