A little background first. My husband has told me for years that he was the kind of student who did the least he could to get by in school. Well, apparently, it’s genetic. My daughter Campbell is walking in her father’s footsteps.
She is not a fan of homework, whether at home or school. She’s got plenty of brain power. Tests prove it. But she just does not want to show it on paper. She has more important things to do.
I ask her every day about her work. Most of the time, she says she finished it at school or forgot to bring it home or some variation of that. Anything she does, she rushes through. The quality leaves something to be desired. Her writing looks like a chicken walked through some ink and jumped up on her paper. Which is kind of like Wayne’s writing in the morning. (A reference to our morning producer Wayne Michaels).
She’ll tell me one thing about her homework than later she’ll say no, I didn’t say that. She’s the queen of turning her words around. So, what’s a mom, with numerous recording devices, to do? Yep, you got it. I recorded her while I asked her about her homework! That way there’s no disputing it! I started off by asking her about a few little things and she answered quickly with no problem. But take a look at the way she answered the question about her glacier project!!! She could be a training video for that TV show "Lie To Me!!!"
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Lynda is the mom of three and co-host of Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM's Bill & Lynda in the Morning. Find her here on Thursdays.