BakersDozen Posted September 16, 2012 Share Posted September 16, 2012 My 16yo wants to go in with her dad to work on Tuesdays so she can meet up with a friend and practice their Bible Quiz verses together. This girl is my social butterfly and would rather be with friends than family; she's been this way since she was old enough to know what friends are. Here are my issues with this: 1. Tuesdays and Fridays are our only "at home" days where we have nowhere to go and no one coming over. Tuesdays come after a busy Monday and a crazy busy Wednesday (when she sees this friend at Bible Quiz/youth group) followed by a busy Thursday and a "whew!" Friday. 2. No way is my dd getting all her schoolwork done with this friend around. No way. Dd suggested being allowed to do her work at night instead but that is our family night and I guard that jealously! 3. I do not encourage or welcome outside intrustions into our school day unless it is school related. Wednesday we are around friends all day for co-op and that is difficult enough! For my sanity and the sake of peace in the house, some days have to be set aside with nothing but focused school planned. So you all can guess who's the bad guy now that I've said 'no'. :glare: WWYD? Part of me feels bad because this dd is very responsible and I'm sure would do her best to get her work done. What bugs me is that the friend she wants to be with puts schooling as a very low priority in life; she takes more days off than anyone I know for all kinds of reasons and academics are not very important to her. I told my dd that academics/schooling are a priority for me and her response was, "For you, yes, but not for me." My rebuttal was that as long as she is in my house and my responsibility, then academics are a priority for everyone. sigh Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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