Final exams are coming up in three weeks. Mini-me’s high school JUNIOR YEAR finals! And do you know what that means? The fun is over. We go into DEFCON 4 total lock-down mode. We did this last December, too. I barely survived.
I stopped watching Glee, Khloe & Lamar, and 90210 as an act of solidarity. If Mini-me is suffering, I’m suffering too. I miss TV and Mini-me is the only one that knows how to use the new remote! I just sit there helplessly on the couch, wondering if I should (gasp!) read?
I’m so tired of cracking the whip, but if I didn’t, what would I do? I’m usually a pretty strict mom and I’d like to think I keep her on track, though I know she doesn’t need me to. But, during finals (OMG, junior year?!), I’m leaving nothing to chance, and it’s mighty stressful around here. I make a helicopter mom look like a slacker.
Other than bringing her healthy snacks, (heaven forbid she gets a cold or flu), there’s really nothing I can do to help. Her Spanish is better than mine, her French is better than mine and now that she’s past fractions, I’m no help at all. So I guess my way of “helping” is making sure all the studying is getting done and she’s getting plenty of rest. I didn’t work this hard when I was in school, and quite frankly, I think labor was easier too.
Can’t wait until finals are over. I’m sure, Mini-me is looking forward to that too. Before you know it, it will be time to work on college applications. I think I need to lay down now.
How do you survive your teen’s final exams? Are you crazy like me, or do you hide until it’s over?