Happy Friday the 13th! It's a day off for me today, so I'm whooping it up by cleaning house, ironing, and defrosting the chest freezer.
I'm looking forward to the next couple of weeks. There's this family that I tutor for. They have two kids - one son, one daughter. The kids have some learning disabilities, but not profound. Anyway, I've been tutoring them for several months, and it's starting to weigh on me. I won't go into the boring details, but I've been contemplating wrapping up this assignment for a few weeks.
I mainly stay on for the mom. She's got a lot of weight on her shoulders with the two kids and a husband who is legally blind. He does work out of the home, though, and provides for them financially.
Anyway, Meego's got summer band starting next week for two weeks, so I just decided to take them off from "The Family". My other students' schedules aren't affected. But I think the family might be sensing my desire to wrap up. I was working with the son, who is 13, and I was asking him about a test he'd recently done. I suspected some cheating, but have no proof, and I told him that if there's cheating going on, I would not continue tutoring with him.
Dad was in another room, but I think he may have overheard. The next day, some of the "dysfunction" I've observed with this family seemed decreased. It's like they were putting on a bit of a show for me.
So I'm going back and forth on whether to wrap up or stay and just continue to keep an eye on things for now. In a couple of weeks, I'm going to start tutoring at the library for adult ESL. It's volunteer work, but the library provides all of the materials and training. That is also making me think that it's a good time to finish up with the family and move on.
But for now, I'm looking forward to the weekend and then a couple of weeks of lighter schedule. Kat still doesn't have an official name. We did however get a snail today.
His name is Patrick.