Report cards were issued today. It was not good. In fact, it was very, very bad.
Within an hour, I had an email from my MIL. It reads:
I just heard from (Cowboy) and of course he is topping trees about (C1's) report card so in saying that you are going to have help guide him in helping get (C1) on the right school track.
1. Will you please find him a tutor ( I will help with $$$ for this).
2. WIll you go with (Cowboy) to the counselor or tell him what to say.
> he needs to have each teacher send home his grades each week.
> have teacher send (Cowboy) and you a list of work each week. Put it on your refrigerator so you can all see it and (C1) will know that you know what he has to do.
> Make him bring his books home every night
> Make (Cowboy) sit in the same room with him while he does his homework
> Tell (Cowboy) to check his homework each night. No exceptions
(Cowboy) has to understand that he has run wild with no supervision for 2 years. It will take him sometime to get him straightened out.
Tell (Cowboy) he needs to be stern but not unreasonable dealing with this. (C1) will still have to know we love him and are wanting what is best for him.
Jeanna I thank God everyday for you - please help us get through this.
Have I mentioned I love my MIL?
Thanks to the football coach, who is also the assistant principal, we have several things on her list already covered, including the tutor and weekly reports.
He is fully capable, but I believe we have a long way to go.