He then went on to say that when his dad lived there he got straight A's and he had a horrible year after his dad left and has to repeat 2nd great. So, we had to explain that while his grades were better (he never had Straight A's) he just had a bad year and adjusted poorly but he showed a lot of improvement near the end and we are both very proud of him for that. This is why we have summer tutoring lined up and will be helping him out over the summer as well.
I'm fairly certain his dad is the one that put the whole "straight A's when he was there" thing into his head as a "see, you were better off when I was there" type of thing.
This is going to be the most frustrating part of my whole life and I hope it gets better over time (hope he wakes up before the kid decides he wants nothing to do with someone who is going to be so negative all the time).
|Oh please give me the Strenght to deal with this situation :)|
|I don't miss this shit|
Disney is just 5 work shifts away at this point. We are doing our last minute prepping and picking up some things that we need. We will buy a bunch of stuff to fill the cooler Tuesday evening and then weds morning we'll buy some Ice to pack into it for the 4-however many hours it is going to take to get there. Our plan is to leave around 8 am and hope that the kid sleeps for most of the ride over. I've learned over the last year that having a 7 year old sit in the back seat of the car is something that takes a lot of patience to deal with. They want to be involved in every conversation and hate quiet and boredom. I'm considering charging up my 3DS, my PSP and my Kindle Fire to give him something to play with over the course of the drive. Between those there should be something to keep him occupied and quiet most of the time.
On the PSP I can load some movies - and I can do the same with my Kindle Fire. There should be enough battery life to last until we get there (and then we can start charging everything).
I'm also thinking about bringing a video game system for the downtime in the hotel room - not really for video games but to watch a movie or two.
|I bought these new headphones for the car ride!|
|Lets hope he doesn't fun my secret stash of chocolate again!|
I'm almost done with Avengers vs X-Men and then I can start on Marvel NOW. I'll be done before vacation starts.
I've also started playing Skyrim again. I'll probably never be into video games like I used to be, it's harder for me to find some that I really want to keep playing so I'll stick with games that I can dump hundreds of hours into and still able to find new things to do. I've only bought 2 new games this year and when I pick up Skyrim Legendary Edition that will be the 3rd. I used to do that before a month was over lol.
Brid made me laugh more than strenght - don't know why...ReplyDelete
Serge, I would definitely find every electronic device you can, charge them up to full strength and have them on hand for your drive. While my now 10 year old daughter is pretty good on trips, I give much of the credit for this to electronic devices. My 2 year old son? That's a whole different battle. Due to location, our road trips are all day affairs. To go visit family and friends in Vancouver we spend 10 or 11 hours driving, each way. 1 child and only 4 hours? Pass this test in rookie ball, and we will see about calling you up to the big leagues! Have fun!ReplyDelete
While this might be rookie ball - this is my first attempt at something like this.Delete
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