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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Last Minute Projects......and a lot of "I Don't Knows"


On the way home from school yesterday - Kara, my fifth grader tells me she has a book due tomorrow... I said okay, make sure you put it in your backpack when we get home so you'll have it...
No, she says - "I have to write a book with 20 pages..... and every page has to have a drawing" she will be reading her book to the kindergarten classes tomorrow (today)..
My question: "How long have you had this assignment"
Her answer: "One month....."
Me: "How much have you done?"
Her: "Three pages... and they all have to be typed...."
Me: "And why did you wait till the last minute to tell me?"
Her: "I don't know..."
Me: "How much other homework do you have?"
Her: " A lot"

I ordered pizza in and typed all her pages for her.... Her job was to draw and color the pictures.. I go upstairs to check on her progress at 8:30 PM and catch her in the game room watching TV.

Me: " Are you done?"
Her: "No..."
Me: " So why are you watching TV?"
Her: "I don't know.."
Me: "Move it, Missy - ROOM NOW!!!!!"

Over the next hour - I am checking up on her and she's working.... or so I thought... 10:00 PM - past her bedtime... I go into her room and she is practicing her talent show routine....

Me: "Are you done?"
Her: "No...."
Me: " So why are you dancing?"
Her: "I don't know...."
Me: " You have thirty minutes till bed time! MOVE IT"

At 10:30 PM - she is still at her desk...

Her: "Mom, I am almost done"
Me: " Okay, pick up the pace"

At 11:30 PM - she is at her desk asleep... with her complete book lying next to her....

5 comments:

  1. Thank goodness she is done!

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  2. My heart goes out to you. I'm curious. Did she dictate while you typed? :)

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  3. Gee I hope we get to read the book!!!

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  4. Great question - Oh Sew Good.. She did dictate to me. She had written a few pages but the teacher wanted the final to be typed. It's a cute little story about a penguin named Nikki (her sister) who meets a new friend named Kelly (me). I was disappointed that she waited till the last minute.. but when I look back on my life - I have been guilty a time or two..
    Mari and Judy - I will love to share a page or two when she gets it back.
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Kelly

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  5. Tooo funny! I love your blog. By the way, you never responded to my request to use one of your blog post, so I took the liberty of doing it anyway. I gave you credit! It's in the MW E-newsletter.

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