Teenagers and Exams

I am sure a large percentage of you have kids in school.  My 2 youngest sons are 14 and 10 and are obviously still at school.

My 10 year old is quite intelligent and is almost anal with his school work.  He is always trying to please his teachers, homework is done on time, gets mostly A’s in tests.  His teachers love him to bits and consider him very mature for his age.   So he is the exception to the rule.

My 14 year old however takes after his 2 older brothers.  He is as lazy as shit.  Does only what is required for his homework.  Has used every excuse under the sun to get out of doing chores. He does okay at school – passes with a C average with doing very little studying.

The last 2 weeks have been no exception – he has been writing exams.  He is currently in Grade 8 (high school), so he gets to go to school to write an exam and then gets to come home after the exam.  Now this may sound like a good idea – they can come home and study in a nice warm environment.  What actually happens though is that he comes home and makes a snack, goes to his room and takes his books out to study.  This is of course the last time his books are touched.

Every time I go into his room to check what he is doing, I find him playing games / watching TV / having a nap or just “chilling”.  Apparently he is taking a break as he has been studying so hard!

We of course go through the usually threats and bribes- study or else I will take your PC away / take your phone away / take your TV out of your room. However, these threats are never realized.  I am just too soft.  He bats his beautiful eyes at me and I crumble!
He gives me a big hug, tells me he loves me and we start the cycle all over again.
Do I wish he came home and studied his ass off – well yes, but a very large portion of me doesn’t want him to be any different – otherwise what excuse would there be to get all the big hugs and kisses from him!
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5 thoughts on “Teenagers and Exams

  1. المنارة افضل شركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض نقوم بمكافحة الحشرات بافضل الطرق اليت لا تستخدمها اي شركة غير شركة المنارة نحن شركة المنارة شركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض نحن شركة المنارة نعد افضل شركة لمكافحة الحشرات نقوم برش المبيداتمكافحة القوية التي تقضي علي الحشرات بالكامل نحن نمتلك افضل شاقم من العمالة المدربة علي اعلي مستوي نحن شركة الطيب شركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض نقوم بالقضاء علي الحشرات مثل الصراصير و الباعوض و غيرها شركة الطيب شركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض
    شركة الطيب للخدمات المنزلية

  2. ان شركة الطيب تعتبر افضل شركة تنظيف كنب بالرياض نقوم بتنظيف الكنب بالرياض و بالمملكة العربية السعودية بافضل التقنيات الحديثة فازا كنت تريشركة تنظيف كنب بالرياض
    كما اننا نقدم لكم ايضا خدمات التنظيف بالكامل نعمل ايضا علي ان نكون الافضل علي الدوام فشركة الطيب افضل شركة تنظيف كنب بالرياض و مجالس و موكيت نمتلك في شركة الطيب افضل طاقم من العمالة المدربة علي افضل و اعلي اساس ممكن عزيزي العميل عليك ان تعلم بان شركة الطيب افضل شركة تنظيف كنب بالرياضشركة الطيب ايضا تقدم لكم خدمات نقل الاثاث بالرياض فنحن افضل شركة للخدمات المنزلية بالرياض كما اننا افضل شركة تنظيف كنب بالرياضشركة تنظيف كنب بالرياض و نشكركم علي قرائتكم للموضوع الي اللقاء
    الطيب

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