After calling S's teacher the other day to ask about the 25 missing assignments I realized that having S make up the assignments would require some serious work on the teacher's part to gather all the worksheets, etc. that were needed.
I changed my tune and told S that in order to get past this she needed to write 1000 times the words, "I will turn in my school work in 2008." This took her 3 days of fairly constant effort and she finished yesterday in the early evening.
I also informed her that I would be checking online every day and if she got a 0 in anything for not turning it in, she would not be playing until said assignment was accomplished.
I am hoping that this new development will kick her rear into gear, and mine as well.
Today in my Young Adult Lit class my teacher gave me a gift for celebrating my 13th anniversary on the first day of class. He gave me a tub of Almond Roca. What a sweet thing to do! Unfortunately this gift isn't going to jive with my Weight Watchers plans so I gave the tub away to Dane when I saw him on campus.
In other school-related news: I am totally digging all my classes. My two English teachers are really great and I love going to class. My family finance class has been very informative and so far I am getting the math, shocker!
I had to ride the bus home for the first time today. That was interesting! Is it wrong of me to point out that most people riding the bus don't look like business men/women trying to save a buck? I have been on buses before, lots of them, but I was a little nervous this time. I was happy to note that my bus driver had an "11 years accident free" patch on his uniform, so I felt safe with him.