Precious teacher has left a reminder:
Please remind the class that the comparison/contrast essay is due on Monday.
After further investigation, I find out that the essay was assigned two weeks ago. My teenager is currently shrinking in his seat at the speed of light. Will he disappear before the end of class? That's the question.
Sidebar with my own teenager:
Jag: Mom, I've started it. I SWEAR!
Me: That's Mrs. Substitute Sassy to you teenager. You have a busy weekend ahead of you.
(Giant eye stare, other boys chuckle.)
Me: Shall I visit with all your moms?
The rest of the class in Unison: No Mam.
Me: Great! So, we understand what's happening during this time?
In Unison: Yes.
As it turns out, having your own teenager in class has it's definite advantages. Key among them: due dates.