Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Day Two

I do not intend to keep this blog as a commentary on my child's school life, but felt a follow-up to day one, The Day When Only My Hair Matters, was in order.

Miss Priss zipped by the house after school to let the dogs out and might have been home all of the 45 seconds it took to get them out the door, peed, and back in again. We didn't see her again until about 8:50pm. She has to be in by 9pm on school nights.

Her hair was a success. Her ex-boyfriend's new, old girlfriend wore hers UP the first day? Can you believe it?? She's evil, though. And, if my daughter's name comes out of her mouth again, the gloves are off!

I cannot believe I have kid who would trounce someone because another person TALKS about her.

We spent about an hour talking about letting it go, quit carrying around all the drama, it's no one's burden but Nicole's as she is the one hanging onto it, and how life, in general, is just better when we release the crap. When all was said and done, she still wants to pound her if she says one more word.

At that point, all I could say was, "If I find out YOU started anything, you're grounded."

The rebuttal, of course, was, "Oh, she'd start it, but I'd finish it."

That's my delicate, beautiful flower.

Back to school. She needs to change her schedule, but informed me that the first period teacher said it might take 2 weeks. TWO weeks?? Goodness! I am having a hard time refraining from calling the school and making this happen today, but we're determined this year to let her reap the consequences of her own actions. If, by some reason, this means she has to revisit her junior year or spend next summer in class, well, so be it.

As a good mom, I want to end this report on a good note. Nicole's hair was just lovely today - she had her bangs pulled back and the rest straightened and hanging down. Lovely.


Ronnica said...

Oh, high school. As much as I loved it at the time, I am SO GLAD I'm not there now.

Janet said...

High school can be such a traumatic time. Hair, clothes, boys....it's all so dramatic and soooo important. After all these years I still remember it!

Mrs. Who said...

Well, THANK GOD she didn't have her hair up too. That would have been a hair catastrophe!!

gary rith said...

!!!! Glad I don't have to revisit my junior year!
(btw--I have a small stack of little elephant sugar bowls now, soooo......? Shall I put one up etsy?)

linda said...

Even though some of this is some serious stuff, it just makes me laugh. You tell such a good story...I love it!

Glad to hear that Day 2's hair was just as good as Day 1!

gary rith said...

(thanks Lynda, have a look:

let me know if you have any questions, or if you change your mind--no problem!)

Wep said...

Those exgirlfriends are pure evil.

Veggie Mom said...

Sounds like a spirited kid--a little like her Mom, perhaps? I DEFINITELY wanna borrow that line: "She'd start it, but I'd finish it." That's pretty good! BTW, thanks for coming by and visiting The Great State of Wisconsin today! We've been super busy, as you can imagine!!

Dawn said...

I have an award on my blog for you!

Melissa B. said...

Ah, the hair. It must be perfect, no? Both my gals have straight hair, but they still straighten it. Does. Not. Compute! It's great, though, that y'all are close enough to talk like this!

Nonna said...

Oh the drama of high school! LOL
Thanks for stopping by today and leaving a comment. I hope you will come back anytime!

Kerrie said...

Oh dear...I emailed you Lynda but will leave a comment here too.

Sending you love & strength to get through the year.

I'm so glad that school uniform is compulsory here. It takes care of the "I've got nothing to wear..." whine (said of course as she stares into the closet full of beautiful fashionable clothes).

If love and strength are not enough a Margarita or five will work..!!!


Nicole sounds like my kinda girl. Oh, I'm all talk, I don't actually pound anyone. But, I definitely understand the urge!
Just tell her if she fights, it'll mess up her hair.

lynn said...

My daughter just turned 13. High school is another year away. Not looking forward to all the drama! lol
Thanks for stopping by from BATW today!

Vicki @ notsosahm.wordpress.com said...

NOOOO!!! Tell me this doesn't really happen to teenage girls!!! I've got a 6 year old and a 19 month old. Both girls. Can we just skip that part?

Good for you for letting her reap some consequences. I've only read what you've written in this post, so I don't know the whole circumstances, but I think there's too much parent intervention when kids should be learning responsibility. (Sometimes I need to listen to myself on that).

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