I have written repeatedly about Tommy and Noah’s school trials and tribulations. I don’t say much about Sarah’s “academic performance” because without any effort she pretty much makes straight B’s with a few A’s thrown in for no clear reason. When I say no effort, I mean lazily do as little as humanly possible so she can get back to her social life. I rarely say anything to Sarah any more about school because it is a battle I fought and lost with her. Doug continues to try and motivate some change in her attitude. “But, if she had done this one extra credit assignment she would have made an A in the class.” Sarah’s goal is to stay as busy as possible doing everything not academic. She is the historian for the student council, active in BNN (the school’s version of news broadcasters), crazy about art club and trying out for the yearbook and student newspaper committees. If she’s been at home for more than an hour, I can safely guess that she’s plotting an escape to a friend’s house or the mall. I choose to give up on the studying battle and prepare myself for whatever she throws at us in high school. I’m pretty confidant it will have to do with partying.