When I say "back-to-school," I mean back, all the way to last June. It was then, readers of my regular blog may recall, that my teen daughter Anna pulled off what seemed to be the stupendous feat of completing an entire quarter of Geometry in one week (she's homeschooled) in order to attend the youth group workcamp she had been looking forward to.
"Seemed to be" are the key words here, if you didn't know that already.
We returned home from vacation today to find that she managed to pull a whoppingly low 54 percent for that quarter. And the people who graded her papers aren't willing to settle for 54 percent (that's what I pay them for, to crack that whip). So Anna gets to start school a whole week early this year, redoing all those Geometry tests. I'm dreading it already.
All I can say is, the people in Nebraska understand how we parents of teens can feel at times. God bless 'em.