2010/06/21

Two Kids

DaGoddess @ 18:51

Got six or seven texts from Mojo today. Couldn’t keep up so I just called her to find out what was going on. She’s discovering the DMV isn’t very efficient. She’s also working on summer school since that’s the only thing standing between her and high school diploma. Don’t ask. She’s on track, so that’s all that matters.

Sometimes I see so much of myself in her I just want to scream. I was head strong and determined to be “independent” at 17, too, and I created so much more work and heartache for myself than was necessary. I wish I could somehow help her avoid the mistakes I made, but that’s not how it works, right?

I was sort of hoping I’d be able to fly her out for a couple days at some point this summer, but that ain’t happenin’.

Sigh.

Then there’s Little Dude. He squeaked by. He’d been doing better in school, especially science. 100% on his tests. But then he’d forget to turn in assignments. Went from a C to a D. I just don’t get it. He did the homework, so why wouldn’t he turn it in? Kids.

Now his flight…that’s booked for mid-July. He’ll be here for two weeks. I’m looking at music calendars to find all ages events (there are some very surprising FREE events, too) and trying to plan things out a bit so that we get to do more than sit around talking about the weather. I’ll take him to Red Rock Canyon and maybe even to Valley of Fire if it’s not too hot. Possibly a trip to the Grand Canyon.

If I could figure out a way to get tickets for Sgt. Pepper as played by Cheap Trick without spending a fortune, I’d do that. He’s a fan of both. Plus, you know, I’m all fangirl-y with CT.

I’ll probably use LD’s spindly arms to help me get things moved over to the new place, too. That’ll take up a whole day.

I wish I could get both kids settled and happy. It’s a little like juggling in that they’re going different directions and I’m frantically waving my arms, trying to catch them, missing, and only reaching them on a bounce.

4 Comments

  1. Hoping you’ll see your Little Dude soon! :)

    And for the life of me I could never get a kid spending time to do his homework and not turning it in. Talk about going crazy.

    Comment by diamond dave — 2010/06/21 @ 22:00

  2. He’ll be here mid-July. I’m :nana:

    Wish Mojo could come for a visit, but she has to get through summer school.

    As for the homework situation, yep. I don’t get it either.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2010/06/21 @ 22:06

  3. just keep swimming –
    some kids just insist on learning the hard way, i’ve got one or two of those myself-

    Comment by patti — 2010/06/22 @ 04:58

  4. So glad LD gets to come back!! I know you guys will have so much fun…!

    Mojo… it’s so hard watching someone you love make mistakes or simply make things harder on themselves..

    :hug: :hug:

    Comment by Pam — 2010/06/22 @ 07:48

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