1 week till Little Idiot’s return
Little Idiot (SD 19.5) is coming back in one week. She’s applied to the local community college. Her grades in her two classes (music and history) are 80% and 75% respectively. I’m hoping that she isn’t lying about her mother making her “do everything around here” and that her grades will improve up here. Either way, she still is going to be going to college full time and this time no online/hybrid classes. I told her she will sign up for classes where she actually has to go to class. I’m hoping she will have an easier time that way, with a professor explaining the concepts directly to her. She seems to be struggling with these “hybrid” partially-online classes. In any event, she has to at least pass all of her classes. It’s up to her if she is going to do well enough to actually get a job in her chosen field of criminal justice. DH is of the impression that most jobs don’t look too closely at grades/gpa. They only care about if you got the required degree or not. I know graduate schools probably care but I’m not sure about most jobs.
The local CC is only about a 25 minute drive and is a small campus so she shouldn’t have too much trouble there. I told DH and her that she also needs to work 20hrs. He’s been very agreeable lately towards everything with many promises of holding her feet to the fire and giving her the boot after an associates degree. I’m thinking his rose colored glasses have finally started to come off.
On another note, LI went and got two tattoos. She says they are “small”. We haven’t seen them but DH was disappointed she didn’t take his advice (her motto has always been “I do what I want!!”) but realized there is nothing he can say at this point.
I stripped her room down to nothing but a bed, tv with dresser stand and a couple tables that I’m not too concerned about her ruining. I/my house just have to survive 2 years of her living here. DH promises that things are going to be different: no nasty clothes laying around, bed made every day, NO charcoal masks staining the bathroom, no using the oven only the microwave, no dirty feet on the wall and no burning any more holes in the carpet with her hair straightener.