Not As Smart As They Thought They Were

A day last week Noodle had a test at school. The morning of the test on the way to school she had her notebook out and was looking at it. I asked her what she was doing (I was pretty proud for a moment that my sweet baby was so responsible and cared so much about her grades) and she told me she was studying for her test. I asked her why she didn’t tell me she had a test because I would have helped her study the night before. She told me “Oh I didn’t study last night” .  I said “What?”. She instantly began back-peddling trying to fix what she had said.

Funny thing, her BFF M did the same thing and Mama B had the same reaction I did.

Noodle missed 8 out of 50. M missed 28.5 out of 50. Ouch.

I am not upset that Noodle missed 8, I am upset that she did not study. M got her cell phone taken away. I asked Noodle what she thought her punishment should be (Jumping on my soapbox for a minute, I spend way too much money on tuition for her not to try and did you know to get into the high school she wants to go to they start request transcripts from 6th grade, jumping down) her eyes welled up with tears and she said “Take away my Wii”. I know taking the phone away would have bothered her more, but with M not having her phone Noodle really has no one to call or text so in a way (that she hasn’t realized) she really did lose her phone as well.

As a funny side note M told Mama B “If we lived farther away from school like Noodle does I would have had more time to study”.  (We are about 25 minutes away and they are about 10 minutes away). Funny girl.

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