M had a relatively good weekend, despite trying to refuse doing homework, even when presented with his agreement to spend hours doing the makeup work. Saturday, he decided (eventually) that doing his makeup work vs. losing skateboard privileges was worth it. This required a long argument, though, and when faced with his choices, he of course, tried to find weasel around them. This didn’t set well with T.
After the argument (including fleeing), M spent 20 minutes, and completed 4 of the 6 assignments. I said “so, was that worth fighting about?”
I emailed the teachers to double check that he wasn’t lying about the amount of assignments sent home. Unfortunately, one teacher forgot to give him a folder. She suggested he do one formulaic assignment that he has had most weeks since the beginning of the year. One that he takes 10 minutes to do. I mentioned it to him, and told him he could add it to his Sunday list.
Later that night, we went to see Godzilla. We took M’s friend C, and got dinner at Chipotle. When we got back, M stayed up to finish his last 2 assignments he had had.
Sunday morning, he went out skating. I downloaded the pieces to the other assignment, and mid-afternoon reminded him that he needed to do the assignment.
“No, I don’t. I can’t, anyway, because I don’t have Internet.”
“SHE SAID WE CAN ONLY USE CNN, MSNBC, and (some other source) FOR OUR ARTICLES.”
“M, I already talked to her, and she said we could use any article.”
“NO! SHE SAID ONLY WEB!”
“M, what is she going to say when I text her?”
“I’M NOT DOING IT. I DON’T HAVE INTERNET.”
“M, you have 5 articles all on the same topic we talked about, that she said you could use.”
“I’m going out. When do I need to be back?”
“8pm. Then you need to do this assignment.”
(While he’s gone, I get a txt message from teacher – she NEVER said web only. She said reliable sites, if using the web, since someone did a summary of a zombie apocalypse article. She said to tell him she wanted it first thing in the morning.)
Back at 8pm. Not doing assignment. Watching Bob’s Burgers.
8:30: “You’d better get that assignment done. Time to turn off the TV.”
“I can do it while watching Simpsons.”
(and yeah, it got done.)