We have a 10 year old in this house that is bossy and sassy...and is smarter than me, obvs. Boy howdy is it fun! I think we all look forward to Monday's, because we need a break from each other.
The fun thing about parenting is you are constantly learning. Even though I have been a Mom for a decade, I have never had a 10 year old. It is all new to me, we are all just trying to figure out what works. We have lots of hard days, buckets of tears, and plenty of stomping to bedrooms with a nice slam of the door.
Just when I am about to throw in the towel, something good happens. Does this happen to anyone else?
Last Friday I picked up Savannah, and knew right off it had been a bad day. Just like the previous 4 days. 4th grade is hard yo!
She looked at me and said "Mom, I don't even want to tell you, you are gonna be mad!"
Uh, since I didn't get a phone call from the school, it couldn't be that bad, right?
She proceeds to tell me how they took a timed quiz in class, and when she knew she wasn't going to finish, she copied off of her neighbor.
Is it bad that the first thing I said was..."Well, did you get caught!?"
She then tells me that she didn't get caught, but after she turned her work in, she didn't feel good. She started to get emotional, and had to go and tell the teacher what she had done.
I clarify with her..."So, you told on yourself?"
Did I get mad? Nope, I laughed hysterically thinking my kid told on herself for cheating.
I must be doing something right, even when I feel like I am doing it all wrong.
Now pass the Coke and chocolate so I can survive the teenage years.