April 3, 2012
As a person, as a parent, there is nothing worse than being lied to. It’s magnified even more when it’s your own child who’s doing the lying. And to add insult to injury, it pisses me off even more when my 11 year old child tries to pull a fast one on me. There’s a mantra in my house, “Don’t try to out think me, you can’t! “ However, it never fails as girl wonder always tries to do it……
Alright, so let me paint the picture. In addition to getting email alerts about grades, I can log on and check daily grades, tests, homework, etc. Well, I’m perusing her grades and I come across a ZERO. I can halfway deal with a poor score but a “0” just means yo a** didn’t do the work. I don’t like that. Fast forward…….I ask about the zero and she says “Daddy, I turned it in but she forgot to put the grade in.” Really, dawg? Really?......What I heard was, “Daddy, I think you’re dumb as hell and I’m going to tell you this lame story in hopes that you believe it.” Well, I tell her to just have the teacher correct the grade and email me. Cool, right? Hell naw! The next day, she still has a zero and I ask about it. She proceeds to pull out a worksheet and says, “See Daddy, I did it, she just didn’t put the grade in the book.” Okay Grasshopper, “Why is there no date and or grade on the paper? Why isn’t this the same damn assignment that is marked as zero online?” The assignment was for Verbs and this sheet says NOUNS!……..It is Daddy, I don’t know why she put the wrong assignment in the computer. Okay Grasshopper….. So, I give her another chance to tell the truth and I tell her again, “if this is the story you’re sticking with, don’t come home with a ZERO.” Yep, she rolled with it and got out of the car.