not gonna remind SD17 about prom or collegeSubmitted by downsouthinTX on Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:42am
In less than 20 days SD17 goes to prom. she has called one hair place about an appointment and they were booked for prom day. last year she waited until the last minute and when she booked her hair the girl told her "oh yeah i can do that, no problem" and SD17 showed up and the girl said she didnt know how but would try....she spent way too long at hair appointment and almost missed the makeup appointment.
but i am refraining from talking about prom and her deadlines. im just gonna be the picture taker that night.
SD17 also rescheduled her placement test with the community college. so she can try to do better and not need so many refresher courses/semesters.
BUT prior to doing that she finally got with her cousin and uncle about a 6 day graduation trip they wanted to plan. they planned it and booked it and uncle paid for it as a surprise. somehow i knew either uncle or grandma would be paying because the cousin has no money.
after it was booked SO says to her..."uh what about summer school and those remedial classes you need?"
SD17 "uh i dunno...."
SO to me "when does the summer classes start?"
me "end of May, before HS graduation."
SO to SD17 "what are you going to do about that SD17?"
me to add "the community college is more strict on attendance than high school. there is no parental notes because you are an adult. you are limited to 5-6 days per semester or they will drop you and you will lose the money you paid for the class"
SO to SD17 "you better get your sh1t together SD17. Im not going to tolerate laziness on school"
i didnt say another word.
chances are shes going to have to take 2 classes this summer at minimum. she was 2 semesters(levels) behind in 2 core classes and 1 semester(level) behind in the other. if she does better with the re-test maybe she will just 1 semester of the 2 core classes and college level in the other. one can hope right?
i am just letting things fall where they may and know that i came onto this late in SD17 game. and they are not my kids. i am a little more helicopter parent when it comes to school and grades than SO. im not all crazy but more involved and i NEVER do the work for them. but i do make sure they keep grades up and take harder classes and use every opportunity they can get.
this week i am taking BM's computer to a shop and having them hack the password. we have tried at home methods and hard drive docking stations but the computer is a 2004/2005 model. too old for todays stuff. SO said he tried long ago but couldn't get the password. he wants the pics of the kids and BM off of it and due to the fact there may be pics he doesn't want to see(like BM and her BF in compromising situations) hes left it to me to sift through(i volunteered).I also want pics fro SD17 picture project i am working on for graduation. i am fine with gathering pics and at this point i consider myself a neutral 3rd party because i have no emotional attachment. pictures are my thing and the archival of them and organization. i am my own extended families picture storage person as well.