Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I kinda had a meltdown yesterday

but things seem to be better today. Sometimes William gets zeros at school. And usually he thinks he has no idea where the zero cam e from and it is usually kinda ugly. So anyway yesterday morning I check his Grades in his Web page Designing class and there are a bunch of zeros. And I get really furious! So I check his back pack, which is in the back of the car cause he is at seminary and his math homework is sitting in there ... UNDONE. I even reminded him to do it 2 times on Tuesday night.

I am ball of fury mom by now. We leave for school and pick him up at seminary and I snarl at him to do his math. After everyone but him have been dropped off I give him a copy of his computer grades. I ask him if he has anything to say.

I did all of this.

Yeah, right, William. I have heard this all before. You will not be getting checked out early to go and get your driver's license today. Dad will just pick you up after school. And I want your computer teacher to write on this paper whether these grades are accurate or if they just have not been entered.

Thankfully, for the first time since 5th grade (which is when William started struggling with homework) The teacher actually had ALL the work, it was just not entered. I am thinking that it would be wise to not send an email to parents that new grades are posted when they are all coming up as zeros.

So then he went and got his driver's license. But I had spent the day fuming about the math homework and the computer grade. I was a wee bit on edge. William and Adrian got home around 5:00 and I was leaving to take Ella to ball practice. Adrian says:

William is going to go and paint for a few hours, he can just drop Ella.

Come again? Now, I have been counting down the days until I didn't have to drive William to his stuff. And I was looking forward to next year when he would drive himself and Lucy and Rachel to seminary and to school. and maybe even pick up after school sometimes. But I was NOT ready for him to walk in with his licence and then drive away with one of my babies.

Enter the meltdown. Adrian finally told me to go to my room and read a Nancy Drew book. I'm not sure why he picked Nancy Drew. Well, William left with Ella and I laid on my bed and cried. Adrian tried to come in and be nice to me but he just kept laughing at me. Then I cooked dinner and Adrian and I went to pick Ella up. And then we came home, my head was throbbing by then so of course I threw up. You wanted to know that, I'm sure. I went to bed and woke up with an even more killer migraine. Adrian brought me orange juice and Excedrin and I went back to sleep until 9:00.

Yes, William drove himself to seminary. And school. And packed his own breakfast and lunch. I ALWAYS make his breakfast and lunch. And then after school he drove over to the elementary school to meet the bus from the middle school and get Harrison and Bryce to go to the Pennington's for a Bacon at 3 practice.

I love that he can drive himself and everyone else.

I just need pain medication to remind myself that I love it!

Good night.


The Burnetts said...

Mommy meltdowns are allowed. If I had 6 kids, I would have one everyday!! I don't see how you do it!! I hope today goes better for you!!!

Laura McIntyre said...

Oh yes completely allowed, i struggle with every little milestone and cannot imagine when they get to driving age.
Hope today is a better day

Susiewearsthepants said...

Welcome to the "New Driver's Club". It is not a sought after group, but one many of us will be inducted into. My daughter has had her license since January. The first few weeks were the hardest. Then I gradually began to feel more comfortable with her driving. There is a secret, and I will share it with you. I NEVER allow myself to think about what could happen. Any such thoughts that enter my brain are immediately evicted. They have NO place here. Yep, that's what you do. Empty your mind.......

Alice Wills Gold said...

You illustrate so beautifully why every young man should get his Eagle before they turn 16...oh the mobility...every mothers nightmare.

I am sure that you will may be easier if you can dig yourself up a chill pill....we mothers need those often!

Kristi said...

I had a total meltdown when Katie started riding the bus last year. That's as close as I can come to relating to your meltdown, but if it helps any, Eric laughed at me the whole time he was holding me while I cried. Oh and the time I came home crying because I hit a bird with my car. He laughed at that too.