We compromised with a trip to CVS and then Wegman's. I had to remind her that we're broke until I got paid today, repeatedly. I can't buy her stuff at CVS, we can't get extras at Wegman's, I didn't sign her up for the ACT, etc, we're broke.
In the meantime she mentioned she has the opportunity to go to Poland in July and teach English, which would conflict with her long planned trip with the Girl Scouts to the UK, unless maybe the Scouts can reschedule around her and still avoid the very high prices associated with the Fringe Festival in August.
Poland dealt with the Nazi's and Soviet Union, they can probably deal with seventeen_year_old for a month.
I got her to Girl Scouts and got a text that she needed her wallet. I picked her up at Girl Scouts and she asked for money to buy stuff, again, we're broke.
At least the Scout Leaders told her to make a choice, and make that choice in a week. Maybe she'll listen to them.
The rest of the night was full of drama as she needed the perfect yearbook quote that night, and Oscar Wilde is no good because Facebook is full of Wilde quotes, and she had homework to do, and she didn't have time to carve the pumpkin I bought...
Some drama on the youngest's part as her plans are still up in the air, but at least she found her ears, and helped carve her pumpkin.
She never set up anything for Halloween, and she sits with a new crowd at the new school at the Pokemon table, instead of huddling with her charter school alums. She thankfully didn't get an invite to go trick or treating with her ex-bff and friends, who are double dating two boys from the charter school, along with a tagalong or two from the school. Awkward.
She has a few asks out, and may end up with seventeen_year_old and one of her friends and her friend's youngest sister, who is also in seventh grade.
Plus, report cards came home. Twelve_year_old now holds the SOTA record for our house, a 4.17, with one B+, four As and four A+s. If she keeps that up she'll be in honors next year. Seventeen_year_old had a more varied report card, apparently the summer homework she didn't do was important (D), teachers do care if you come in late every day (C+ in Theatre Tech, ruining her A+ streak of the last four years), etc.
So yeah, seventeen_year_old was in full on ADD mode, leaving my wife and I exhausted today. But there is a good chance that this was the last full drama Halloween, unless she flunks out of school by October next year.
Update [2013-11-1 15:33:19 by georgeha]: Twelve year old got an invite. She ended up going with her friend art_girl for a few blocks, then they socialized. Art_girl has been having a hard time at SOTA, it's big and overwhelming to her. At least twelve_year_old has been going there for plays, and has a big sister for help. I socialized too, and had one glass of wine. That's a record low for me when socializing at a teacher's house.
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