Today, Junior says, "I'm not going to any of that work." (and by "work," he means two math problems and four vocabulary words, which he could have done in class, had he decided to do anything today.) I said, "That's fine. You can do it at home. Your mom said she'll be expecting it." His reply?
"If she wants me to do the work, she can come and get it herself." He left it on a table in my room. I sent his mom his message via email, with quotes. She said, "Oh, we are going to have a little talk tonight!"
The bell rang for the end of the day, and Junior left. He went to a friend's house (instead of riding the bus home) to hang out for a couple of hours. His mom said, "I guess he didn't get my text or something, telling him he couldn't go. I'm at work, so I can't go pick him up." I don't know about you, but if that was my kid, he'd be walking home (2 degrees or not!)
I just want to choke her, People. I'm serious. I bust my butt with this kid every day, and because has no accountability at home, he doesn't care about a single consequence. (It probably comes as not shock to know that this is the same parent to whom I wrote, Dear Parent Who Does Her Son's Homework for Him. ) He is likely to continue this behavior tomorrow, and I don't know if I can take another day of this.
What am I supposed to do? I wish Child Welfare cared about stuff like this, but they do not. I guess I am going to have to just sit this woman down and tell it like it is; "If you are not going to hold your child accountable at home, I cannot make any progress with him at school." But I'm sure it's not going to make a difference; we've been through this before. GRRRRRRRRR!! I guess I'll talk to my principal (who is great)....
Or maybe I should just start drinking?
Mr.4444 is making dinner...at least I have that going for me. :)
Thanks for letting me vent!