Summer Struggles

Guess summer really doesn’t start for another week, but I call it summer when school gets out. Shoot, with the high temperatures lately, maybe they should move summer up to May.

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The middle son had to go to summer school for failing a class the first semester. I have been taxi driver for him. He did get motivated to do most of the work at home so he could test out and be done with it. He did pass. Not a high-grade but he did pass.

I was conflicted with the class being online and only a mentor in the room. To me, shouldn’t a teacher be teaching since obviously the student didn’t understand the class to begin with? We also had to pay for said class, which now I am sure it was the online fee.

When I was in school many moons ago, if you failed, it was added to your schedule the next semester. I didn’t fail, but I heard a kid talking about having three English classes once. Crazy.

After talking to another parent, this math teacher failed 22 students in this class. Hmmm. I think maybe the school should be looking at this teacher. She doesn’t seem to be able to teach. My middle son said he couldn’t follow her at all. When he started the online class, he mentioned that it was nothing what she taught. Weird. I found out after the fact, that she didn’t even grade his final because he was already failing. Wow. That does not sound like a teacher that wants kids to succeed to me. I sure hope he doesn’t get her again.

This is also my kid that isn’t into school so it is a struggle, than to have a teacher that doesn’t care adds fuel to the problem. 😦

He is also an introvert, so he doesn’t speak up. Another struggle.

On a better note, he took a welding class and loved it. He is looking into going to welding school after graduating in two years. Made me happy. Trade jobs are good ones and pay well.  🙂  And then he also says after that school, he may join the Army. Sad face.

I have two in the military, not sure about another. But, I will support him with whatever he chooses.

The youngest son wanted a job this summer, but found out you have to be older for most of them. Plus, I told him to wait until next summer when he can drive himself there. Schedules tend to overlap for this taxi driver. 🙂 Sure wish I got paid for that. LOL

How’s your summer been going?

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Aside

Book Review for Chose the Wrong Guy Gave Him the Wrong Finger

942570_10151538567007483_1761743584_nAuthor Beth Harbison

It would really be the pits to get to the altar and find out your future spouse did something. Do you take a chance or not? I woud say this is the time you would want to listen to your gut with everything you can. I tend to ignore the gut, and find out too late I should have listened to the gut. Sigh.

The book is well written. I like reading all the thoughts of the main character, Quinn. It makes me feel like I am her and going through the situation. The author has some chapters where she flashes back to the past. At first I wasn’t sure about that, but as I read more I really liked seeing how Quinn got to the situation in the present.

The book has witty areas that make it fun to keep reading as well as conflict and struggles. I read it in an entire weekend. I don’t know if my motivation was because they mailed me an advance copy or the fact that the book flowed well from one chapter to the next. 🙂 It is a book of love, friendship, and a funny old lady meddling in a love triangle.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Chick Lit. I will definitely read more books by the Author, Beth Harbison. It will be out July 9th!

I did not give details of the actual story because I really hate it when other reviewers give away the story! 🙂