And this time I was not alone!
For the first time ever, I actually took someone with me to parent-teacher night at Damien’s school.
This is a huge thing for me! I have taken my mom or my dad with me for “back-up” when called to special meetings with teachers and such at Damien’s schools before, but PT Night has always been a solo act for me.
Last night my Glugs came with us, and I say “us” because Damien attends them with me and also listens when I talk to the teacher. I know this is a little odd- but it gives him a chance to state his case and be in on what I say to the teacher, so I don’t make promises on his behalf.
Damien’s second term report was dismal- and for the first time in a couple of years I got a note politely REQUESTING that I attend PT night to discuss it with his teachers. Monday night was actually PT night for Damien (for the grade 8-10) but when Damien showed me his report we had a bit of a verbal barney about his results so I bailed on parent’s evening till we had calmed down and let the school know we’d be attending last night (which was actually for the grade 11-12).
I gave my Glugs every opportunity to decide not to go with us last night- I did not force him at all, and he came with us and spoke to the teachers and listened attentivelyt and all!
We have decided that Damien will get old exam and test questionnaires that we will use to do revision, and he will not be watching TV until his homework is finished. His homework and classwork is not a problem as such- but he is behind on his art projects… which I am not impressed with because its his strongest subject.
Anyhoodle. His teachers love him- as always- and praise his intelligence and general knowledge and attendance and behaviour in class (for the most part), but studying and revision is a problem.
The Glugster survived- and even came up with a couple of suggestions himself.
And like me he was a little stunned by how young most of the teachers appear… LOL!