Ummmm, not to brag or anything, but when my kid accidentally leaves something at home, I totally drive right over to the school to bring it to her. After I’ve gone to coffee and Target and the grocery store and ate lunch and whoopsies, whatta you mean she already had her viola lesson earlier today? Well, I tried and that’s what counts. That’s just the kind of mom I am. Haha! My kids get one freebie a year. After that, I will negotiate for chores and drop said flute or library book at school with a post it attached detailing what they agreed to. The secretaries love me and my kids no longer bother – they’d rather deal with an annoyed band teacher than do chores for Mom.
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Oh yes. Right there with ya. It led to a high schooler who knew her grades were her own responsility, and that led to my currently college Jr with straight As in an honors history program applying for a summer archive internship at a prestigious Philadelphia museum. She’s very independent and driven. She plans to go straight through graduate school, and will likely have only around $10k in student debt when she finishes. She’s also an amazing cook and baker- could really do that for a living if she wanted. My daughter amazes me. I can’t take credit for it all- she’s very bright and has an amazing inherent personality.
But I will say, my husband and I raised her to be a responsible member of society. We taught her young that being an honest, good, and productive member of society was more important than anything else. She has learned well. She even sat down and figured out how she was going to pay for college and chose based on wanting a good education for the least amount of debt. For Unicorn fans: Not to brag or anything but I can forget what i’m doing while i’m doing it shirt. And she’s gorgeous to boot! (Can anyone guess she’s an Only? We tried hard not to spoil her and we aren’t wealthy to begin with. We work hard and so does she. But I sure am proud of my only baby.)