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Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

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Friday, January 20, 2012

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A teenage boy is relieved that he didn't get into more trouble than he did for a bad math grade he had received at school.

I guess I should count myself as extremely fortunate.

I could have gotten into a lot more trouble than I did.

A few days ago, we got our report cards for the last semester and while my grades were mostly good, my math grade, on the other hand, was nothing to shout about. Got a D+.  My parents were not pleased, but they told me no phone or Internet until I bring my grade back up.

No worries, really.  While I do love the computer, there are other things in life, and I can do without the phone, at least for a little while.  Was getting tired of friends calling me all the time and/or texting me when I was trying to do other things: the cell phone was too much of a distraction.

I can still watch tv, but lately there really hasn't been anything good on (excepting on Animal Plenet or the Weather Channel), so I have been reading.  Plan on doing some of that this weekend; don't have but very little homework to do anyway, so I can get some serious book time in and spend more time with my family.

I can write in my journal notebook until my Internet/phone suspension is lifted.  I can get online at school, but I dare not do it because knowing my folks, they will ask if I got online while at school and I would have to tell the m the gospel truth, or I could get more hours tacked on to my grounding and then I wouldn't have the Internet at ALL.  

I'm sorry; I canNOT live without my Facebook or my Cubis 2 (game)!  (Am gonna have to now; that is gonna drive me CRAZY, but I am determined to keep my mind busy by cracking open a good book and burying myself in it!)

I can go see my friends, but I have to be home by a certain time or ELSE.

I have to do an hour or so of math, just so I can try to improve.  That is probably the worst aspect of my punishement (as well as the "No Internet/phone" rule), but I have been in worse scrapes than this.  Compared to some of what I've put my parents through since childhood, this is NOTHING.  If I can make it through "The Grounding", then I will have it made!

I jsut wonder how long "The Grounding" will last.  Oh, well ... I should have worked harder in Math.  A painful lesson to learn, but once I get it down, I don't think I should ever forget it! :) 


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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 1/20/2012
Nonna approached it a different way, for every A On our report card we got ten dollars, for every b, five and if she thought we worked hard and got a C we got 2.50 for that, otherwise we started loosing money when those grades started slipping. It worked, she knew my issues with Math so she worked with me on that!
In Christs Love
Michelle~
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/20/2012
MAN, if Mom and Dad had grounded me for bad grades, I'd STILL be grounded for failing math all those years! LOL Well done, Karen, methinks the kid got off easy. =]

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 1/20/2012
Well written story, Karen.

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