Thursday, December 21, 2006

I’m off to a good morning. I spent twenty minutes in my sewing room before leaving for work. It’s incredible therapy. I have a couple of last minute gifts I have to get finished.

Chelsey was up early this morning. She worked last night. Normally she gets home from the dress shop between 9 and 9:30. The registers broke, so it was after 10. She has a Spanish project due and a Psych Test at 8:30. The conversation went something like this…

“Mom, I’m just going to fail the test. I had not planned on working late. I have to finish the Spanish project. Let’s just accept it and Move on.”

“Hey, I’ll go to work late. I’ll quiz you. We can go over the chapter facts while you eat breakfast.”

“No Mom. It takes longer than an hour to retain that junk. There’s nothing I can do. I have to finish my Spanish.”

Keep in mind, she’s an A-B student. She has known about both all week. This is one of those times I want to ‘fix’ it and just can’t. It wasn’t the time to give her a lecture on planning ahead and not waiting until the last minute on these things. Gut instinct--- I wanted to save her and say, ‘stay home sick and finish everything’….But no… this is one of those life’s lessons that is just as hard on Moms as it is on daughters.

The picture above is mittens I made a couple of years ago. They hang on the closet door. I made my mom a set too. They hang until after Valentine’s Day. There’s just something about plaid.

1. My daughter
2. Thread in every color
3. The high school girl that cleans my office


quiltpixie said...

Some of the most important things you learn at school are not the course content... I love the haning mitts. :-)

Libby said...

Plaid is a little like Mary Poppins -- practically perfect in every way *s* Hope Chelsey did well with test and project.

Judy said...

She may just know more than she thinks she knows and find enough answers to pull a "C" anyway.

Very cool mitts!

Carol said...

Sewing in the early morning is my favorite thing. I get up at 5 every morning and am upstairs by 5:30...I sew for at least an hour every morning and just love it. No interruptions at that time of the day.

Cynthia said...

i can relate to your story about Chelsey and her school work. I have two teenage daughters and i've gone through exactly the same thing as you. Hope she did well.