One Week Of School Left...
Only one more week of school left, and no word on if HHB will get her credits or not. She may be scurrying to get them, because she supposedly WILL be in color guard next year, and if she wants to participate the first 3 weeks of school, she has to pass everything the last grading period of the school year. Of course, she is probably crying her way into her credits...getting teachers to let her turn in work 4 weeks late and stuff. Part of me is furious that the teachers do this crap...pass students who don't deserve it...and part of me thinks about the extra year of child support that will have to be paid if HHB does not get her credits. For new folks here...yeah, I know that the child support shouldn't concern me, because it is DH that has to pay it, not me. Only problem is, I'm already covering part of DH's obligations to this household, because I make more than he does, and because of child support, he doesn't have enough money to cover his portion of things. The loans I've taken for BS20 to go to college come due about a year HHB is supposed to graduate, and it would be really nice to have DH start covering all of his portion so that I can start payments early on those things, or pay off other stuff as to not feel the pain of the college loans as bad. As long as DH has to pay child support, money comes out of my pocket! As much as I would hate for HHB to get a diploma she didn't earn, I want that girl out of school ON TIME! Of course, BM isn't concerned, because she wants to collect child support as long as she can get away with it. Two more years TOPS is all DH should have to pay...I don't like the idea of having to "reward" bad parenting for paying child support for an over-18 child who didn't graduate when they should, because the custodial parent couldn't do their job of making sure the kid did their work and didn't miss more school days than they should!
At last conversation several weeks ago, HHB had to make up the 4th and 5th grading period in chemistry on the computer, because she had a 28% for the semester at that point. She also had failing grades in English and History...though not as low, and supposedly could pull those up to passing with the 6th grading period and her finals. Oh...and finals. She failed nearly all of her semester finals the first semester! The only thing that saved her butt on her semester credits was that I was looking at her grades and was always on DH's butt to be on HHB's butt, because I wasn't about to have that girl living in my house longer than she should. Then, she had a fit, and moved back to BM during winter break, and now no one is on her about her grades! She texts ALL DAY at school, and stays on the phone until all hours. The entire first semester, she missed maybe 1 day of school. Since being back at BM's, she has missed more than the 9 days allowed per semester, and I know the girl has to make up hours (they can do this staying after school or doing Saturday school, which I don't know if she has been doing). I know this because she always posts something stupid on her social media during school hours when she misses school...like "Watching Ellen...life is complete" or "Hangin' out with mom watching movies".
Oh, and supposedly...according to DH...the driving without a license causing an accident charges have been dropped, because she apparently completed her community service, class, and paid the fine. What does that mean? With the charges dropped, they don't show on her record, and if they aren't on her record, that means she is eligible to get a driver's license! UGH! That thought makes me sick to my stomach! WHY? I'm just waiting for BM and HHB to start bugging DH that HE needs to pay for drivers' ed and a car! Oh hell no! Last thing that girl needs is a car! She already has crappy grades and gets into trouble! Seriously...girl is 16...time for her to find a job! There are tons of jobs within 1 mile of her house...fast food, retail...GET A J.O.B.!
Okay...that is my rant for the day. Was just thinking about the end of school, and how pissed I'm going to be if the girl doesn't get her credits. I know there are a few of you others out there wondering the same thing, or if their skids are even going to graduate!