Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Weasel gets caught out again!

Mrs BW and I were having a Sandwich in the Dome and passing the time of day. We were joined by Mark, who does a similar job to me. As is usual the conversation drifted onto the children. Mark has two lads and the eldest is in the same year and at the same school as the Weasel. He was remarking about how much home work they got in year ten. Mrs BW bristled at this intelligence. We have been having a series of discussions with the W about her homework, or more precisely the lack if it. She claims that she does it at school, which Mrs BW as an ex teacher, finds hard to believe. The discussions have at times become heated and involved a lot of stomping off, door slamming and occasionally shouting. A letter a few days ago informing us the school required the Weasels company after school to do a detention so she could catch up on some course work seemed to have undermined her defense. Mrs BW explained this to Mark, who after a thoughtful mouthful said, "Well you can tell how she is getting on by her tracking report. The recent one, the one that they were given a few weeks ago." Mrs BW and I exchanged glances. We had received no tracking report. It was agreed that I would raise the subject when she came home.

"So where is your tracking report?" I said a few hours later when she came home from school. She gave me the blank look that she reserves for difficult questions. "Your tracking report! The one you were given a few weeks ago!" The light went on. "Oh that, its up stairs in my room."

"Well it shouldn't be, we need to see it, go and get it and bring it down please."

She brought it down. I stared at it. As usual it made no sense to me. "Better go and show it mum "I said, "she understands it."

She sighed and went slowly up the stairs.

5 comments:

fiwa said...

Sneaky girl! I started to ask the results, but then it dawned on me she wouldn't be hiding them if they were good....

Hope you get a good walk in over the weekend. Do you know, we had your snow the last couple of days? That's unheard of around here for the beginning of April.

The Birdwatcher said...

Fiwa - She did okay but there was a lack of effort in one or two. She is a bright girl but a little bit lazy.

Enjoy the snow. We did! I thought snow would have been quite common in your part of the World.

Gadjo Dilo said...

A "tracking report"? Sounds terrifying! "Bright but a bit lazy" is not the worst start in life; just reduce the richness of the weasel food a bit to keep her hungry for success.

LittleBrownDog said...

Methinks I can hear the sound of a can of worms opening...

As gadjo dilo says, bright but a bit lazy isn't the worst thing to be - but it can't do any harm to stay one step ahead of the game.

The Birdwatcher said...

gadjo dilo - She just needs a litte bit of encouragement every so often.

littlebrowndog - She is bright and deep down quite sensible. As long as she is happy thats all that matters.....and safe of course.