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Mean Again

I’m the Meanest Mom in the Universe again. I think they’re about to make the title permanent. Confession is good for the soul, so here are my crimes.

Syd wants to go to Davis this weekend on the train to see his girlfriend. I emailed him this morning to say that I hope he has the money for that, because I don’t. There is going to be wailing and gnashing of teeth, and I can only hope that it isn’t all going to be mine. I love the kid, but I’m not spending $40 every weekend he’s with me to send him off on a romantic jaunt. He can earn the money himself.

Just to spread the evil around, I cleaned T.R.’s room. It became clear when his progress report came that he is drastically in need of improvement in organization. To me, the connection between a clean space and organization is intuitive. The job was overwhelming, so I just jumped in and did it. He hates that. Worse, he hates that I told him he has lost the privilege of a messy room until his grades improve.

So I’m not going to win any popularity contests this week. Not like I ever have, but still. I’ll have to take comfort in trying to teach the right things.

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happy_potterer
Oct. 15th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
He can earn the money himself.

Honestly. What is he, 12? For heaven's sake.

Does he have a job or allowance? You could be really nice by giving him a loan/an advance.
jan_can_too
Oct. 19th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
Turns out he got money from his dad. Then he made a mistake in calculating his fare and I had to go pick him up in Martinez because he didn't have enough money to get any further. God, I hope this was a learning experience.
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