Well this could end up being disastrous. I mean, what if what I write ends up making absolutely no sense? Wait, does anything I ever write ever make any sense? I don’t know. Jeez.. This is gonna suck.
So, what to write about? Well, I don’t know. Hey, I know. Does anyone know how to help a couple of 13-year olds get organized? The twins keep failing assignments because they forget their work. They don’t forget to do it, they just forget it completely. Like they leave it in their locker. Or they leave it at home. Or they lose it completely. It’s quite maddening.
They are really smart kids and pick up on everything quickly, but for some reason organizational skills elude them. I’ve tried punishing them for every assignment not turned in. That punishment grew harsher with every missed assignment. Then, when that didn’t work, their mother and I assigned them are own homework to do in addition to their punishments. That didn’t work either. I’m at the end of my rope and have no idea what else to try.
I told the twins last week that if I didn’t get any emails from the school this week saying they had failed assignments that I would take them to see The Hobbit yesterday. I picked them up after school, we went to Taco Bell to get some dinner (hey, Taco Bell fucking rules, I don’t care what you say), and I thought we were actually going to see the movie.
Then, while we were standing in line I got an email saying that Baby A had failed three assignments in the last week. Ugh. While we were eating I got another one saying that Baby B had failed three assignments in the past week. WTF?
So as I’m giving them whatfor, Baby B looks at me and glumly asks, “I guess we’re not going to see The Hobbit now?”
Um, no. Duh. For fuck sake I just don’t know what the hell to do. If any of you have any suggestions or have successfully rectified this with your own children I’d love to hear about it. I have absolutely NO ideas left and neither does their mother.
On a sad note, I still have two minutes left and I have no idea what else to say now. Perhaps I’ll go find some pictures to put into this craptastic post. Hold please.
Woohoo!!! Picture done and time’s up! Sorry you had to suffer through this, bitches!!