Last night we were talking to one of my boys (who shall remain nameless while this is still a Hot Topic Issue in our household).
Having just returned from Back To School night, we were asking him about the assignments and grading policies some of his teachers had shared with the parents. One class in particular had an outside reading assignment and this particular boy had not even chosen a book, let alone started reading it. (Insert Lecture #173: “School-work, Priorities and You: How to get along together”.)
At this point the aforementioned boy states:
“Look, I know that I’m smart and all that…… I just don’t excel at working.”
(Note to self: buy more wine.)