This middle school thing is killing me. Surprisingly it isn't even the attitude...much...a little bit, but not much. It is the shift in work load. Merci gets an hour study hall at the end of the day, so the amount of homework she brings home is super minimal, but I feel like the amount of knowledge and responsibility is what has changed. Merci is a lot of things, bright, beautiful, loving, dramatic, but responsible is not of the the things she IS. We really are trying to work with her on this. We talk through it with her, giver her examples, explain to her that she needs to work toward her freedom as a teenager NOW. She just IS NOT getting it...I want to like, SCREAM through a microphone and then, maybe THEN she will hear us and understand??? Maybe???
Funny (a little exasperating, but funny) story. Tonight we sat down to study her Social Studies from her study guide that she should have filled out straight from her book...there were some very sketchy answers...but my favorite was: dam-is a bad word....lol...oh boy, we have a long road ahead of us with this one.