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Sorry this post was a little late…

December 8, 2007

Thursday night was not a fun time to be in the IT house.  On the way back from the market, Little IT mentioned that I needed to write a note for her to take to school tomorrow. 

“What kind of note?”

“A note that I couldn’t finish my skeleton for science project.”

“What science project??”

“The one that’s late.”

We went around that merry-go-round for a little while before figuring out this – two weeks ago, she was given an assignment.  For whatever reason, still unknown, she:

1. Didn’t tell us about it.

2. Didn’t make any effort to do it.

3. Lost the paper the assignment was on.

Now, if this had been the first time this happened, we would have dealt with it and moved it.  But it wasn’t.  More like the 5th time.  She’s been in the habit of doing piano homework right before the teacher arrives, which isn’t great, but she makes it work.  But now it’s spilling into school work.  First, she did her newspaper assignment the morning it was due.  Then, her math papers for 3 days were “lost”.  Now this. 

Perhaps the reason that both Mr. IT and I are concerned is that she seems to be becoming me.  I am the master procrasinator.  In school, I often did my homework in the girls bathroom in the minutes before class.  College time found me doing assignments in the lecture hall in the seconds before they had to be handed in.  Even now, I’ve been known to be writing my presentations on the dais moments before I’ve had to give them.  And for the most part I get away with it.  It’s life on the edge, as I see it.  Acceptable for me, but certainly a trait I would love to address at some point for improvement.  But for Little IT to be this way?  Horrors! 

She was with her sitter tonight and they finished the skeleton.  They used spaghetti and elbow macaroni, and it came out pretty great.  They also did the second project, nutrition label comparisons, for extra credit.  Good work.  Late, but really well done.

Me?  I’m working on the late thing.  I sent out our holiday cards three days after Thanksgiving.  Many friends remarked in a mixture of utter amazement and sheer horror that the IT Family card was the first one they received this season.  Every once in a while I have to pull something out of the hat. 

7 Comments leave one →
  1. December 9, 2007 5:45 pm

    Oh my. I am impressed, and a little scared too 🙂

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