Getting him a cell phone is something I've been pondering for a while now because he has options after school (go to the YMCA on the bus, go to science club, go to math club, go to the library) that Thing 1 does not have at his school. And if he wants to do something after school and FORGETS to call me, it is a royal pain in the ass to track him down. Plus it raises my blood pressure and I'd like to save dying from a stroke for when I'm in my nineties, not in my twenties. Ok, OK.....thirties. So getting him a cell phone would not be ENTIRELY for his happiness. It would make my life easier which would make me a nicer person which would make everyone who has to live with me happier. Sort of like Midol.
The catch is that his grades are all C's and D's. This is due ENTIRELY to the fact that he is quite possibly the most distracted, forgetful kid on the planet. His TWIN brother with the EXACT SAME DNA is getting straight A's because he does his homework at precisely the same time every day, remembers everything and has his school stuff anal-retentively organized.
So am I mean for setting him up to fail? Honestly, if he can get his grades up to all A's in two weeks he will be performing a miracle and I will have to start taking him to church which means I would have to go to church which would fuck up my sleeping in on Sunday's rule and make me crabby.
I'm just hoping he will get all of his missing assignments turned in (we found several wadded up in the bottom of his backpack last night - COMPLETED WORK!!!) and stays more on top of what is going on at school. But he is all jazzed that he might actually get a cell phone. Yeah, I think I actually am mean.
Maybe I'll get him the cell phone when he does get all his grades to an A - even if it's after the end of the semester. If I don't kill him first.