I dont know if I will make it through the teenage years. I feel so bad now for what I did to my mother. I'm sure she was sane before I hit age 13.
Em was caught skipping school...not once, not twice, but 8 times! Skeevy teenage boy lives across the street from the school...how convenient...and this is where she spent those days. Report cards came home yesterday and her grades show just how much interest she has in skeevy vs. schoolwork. Failed math, failed social studies, both core subjects. Science and religion..she went from 90's last term to 50's. She felt the need to point out how well she did in phys. ed, home ec and music. I almost throttled her. She has been banned from tv, computer, friends, phone and ipod since I found out about the skipping school but she still found her ipod and took it to school the other day. She had to use the computer to charge the battery and while she was at it, she checked her email. Last night she used the phone when I went to Eric's parent teacher meeting. This is why mothers drink.
I came up with some very interesting new punishment ideas last night and laid it all out for her. She does good, she gradually gets back what she lost...she does bad, she loses more. She insisted that she lost everything thats important already but I made a list. Next to go, the nosering, then the guitar, stereo and my favorite...her hair! Ha! I told her that I'll give her a bowl cut. Then the stylish clothes. I'll sell her Converse all stars on ebay and buy her $7 walmart sneakers with velcro. Oh yeah, the haircut, the shoes....she'll be the most popular girl in school.