Last week I put my foot down with K. She goes to a youth group on Tuesdays. Well last week she had a project due and I usually let her go with the promise that she will finish up when she gets back. But that has bit me in the butt more times than I can count.
But not this time! I said, No. Period. You will stay here and do your project.
She yelled. She screamed. She did it half-assed in crayon and the biggest handwriting.
I sent her back for another try. After much fussing and fuming, she finally buckled down and did it. She was proud. I was happy. She got a good grade on it! When she told me that just a few minutes ago, I got goosebumps.... Why??? Because I was the mean mom and it finally paid off!
She even said, "I am glad you made me stay and do that project." I almost cried. Seriously folks. How did I get so lucky??? I mean we fight, we don't talk, she has been talking about moving to her dad's.... but at the end of the day, she really does appreciate me.