My older daughter isn’t exactly a stellar student.
It’s not that she’s not frickin’ brilliant; she is. She’s just unskilled at summoning the focus and motivation to do well in school. She falls into the category of my biggest complaint about most of my students; they were (and will be) perfectly capable of acing my classes if they’d only do the frickin’ work so I can PROVE that they’re brilliant.
Anyway, this happened today:
We got a letter addressed to “the parents of Punkin Chili” from the high school. I announce this as I’m going through the pile, and Punk says, “shit.”
Clearly, she has an unpleasant expectation of what the letter contains.
I open the letter, and the first word I see is “Congratulations!” It seems our kid “has been selected by the faculty to receive an award for academic achievement for the 2012/2013 school year.”
“What?! There’s GOT to be a mistake…”
I nearly peed myself.
We find out what the award is on Friday at 1:00. Clear your calendar.