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It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005


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Ian gets a rude awakening

Ian left the house at 7:05 this morning. Doesn't need to leave til about 7:25 to get to school by 7:30, since we live two blocks from the school. Breakfast is served at 7:30, classes begin at 8:05.

At 7:20 my phone rings. Ma, I left my jar of bugs for science class at home, bring it to me.

My reply: You're SOL kid, better run.

This may seem kind of hardcase to y'all, after all, it's two minutes of my life. But the problem is that this is a habit for Ian, and Sam and I laid down the law to him last time this happened and told him if he didn't make sure he had everything he needed when he left the house in the morning, he would either have to do without (and possible get a lower grade as a result) or trot on home and get whatever it was.

He walked into the house, slamming the door and speaking surlily (is that a word?) to his father and me, and got himself a five day grounding for attitude.

Sorry kid, but failure to plan on your part no longer constitutes an emergency on my part.

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Borderline symptom of the day: annoyedannoyed

You go girl! I agree with you absolutely.

and yes, that (surlily) is a word (an adverb)!

how old is Ian?

Ah. old enough to stop depending on mom & dad to remember everything for him, too hormonal to put a lid on the grumbling.

Good for you! (I've done the same thing myself.)

Yipper Indeedy... I vote on your side...

absolutely right! Once I discovered this little trick there was a REMARKABLE improvement in my kids' planning. (I must admit, I have given in a couple times when it was really critical, like a mid-term or something. I'm not a total hard ass.)

I don't mind running things to Amy when she forgets them - then again, she RARELY forgets her school work! If she did it regularly, however, she'd have to suffer the lower grade.

Obviously, I agree with you!