Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Lost in Translation

As parents DH and I have told our children that their grades in school are not as important to us as their effort. If they try their best and turn in all their work, we have assured them that we'll be fine with whatever grades they earn.

A couple days ago D2 was in her classroom and had done very poorly (as in extremely poorly) on a reading exam. The 2nd grade teacher stood before the class after handing out the corrected tests and cautioned, "Some of you did very bad on this test and your parents are going to be mad." D2's hand quickly shot up and when called upon, she boasted to the teacher and her peers, "My mom doesn't care about my grades at all. She won't be mad. She doesn't even care if I get an 'F'!"

So once again this week, I am having DH drive carpool as I am too embarassed to show my face at the school.

10 comments:

  1. HB,
    Thanks! D2 cracks us up quite regularly.

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  2. Hi Deborah,

    Now that's a post we can all identify with, not just as parents, but as former students (some more studious than others) as well.

    I like her attitude. We must be related!

    Keep smiling.

    David

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  3. Deb, any teacher in her right mind will realize that is not the case-as will most of the students.

    I have a paper bag I can loan you :)

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  4. David,

    At least someone appreciates D2's spouting off to the teacher, because right now, I'm not so sure that I do.

    And just for the record, as a student I could never have related to D2.

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  5. Eve,

    Could you send that paper bag Global Priority Mail please?

    Thank you!

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  6. Hi Deborah,

    I just got off the phone to all the people who taught you.

    They all said you were an exemplary student - and that you had bribed them to say so.

    Keep smiling.

    David

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  7. David,

    I hope you gave Ms. Langston a special, "hello" from me.

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  8. Well, I guess I am going to blame you for my sons "Fs"... My S1 told his school psychologist that ever since I sent him to Utah for the summer and he made that road trip to California... he has realized there are much more exciting things in the world to see and do rather than sit in school...
    Do you think your children corrupted him? hmmm...
    ~youngest sister Kim

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  9. Dear Kim,
    You are almost correct. It is obvious DH,'s children corrupted your S1.

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