Gary and I check the kids’ school grades online every day, and it’s become impossible not to see a glaring trend. Their grades, particularly Dove’s, soar and plummet, spike and fall, based on the last time they were with us.

We believe education and an active mind are important, and we’d rather see the kids playing outside with us than drooling mindlessly in front of a TV.  They are required to read for at least 20 minutes a day, and I am very strict about that.

Right after the kids have been here, Dove’s grades hover happily around A’s and B’s.  It doesn’t take long for her to lapse back into bad habits, though, since it’s become nauseatingly clear the kids are not monitored, supervised, or even paid attention to when they are with Crow.  Homework not done?  Whatever.  Read?  Nah.  Get organized for school the next day?  Pffffttt.  Who can be bothered with such menial chores?  Not Crow, that’s for sure.

After a few days, Dove’s grades get shaky.  Give it a week of being back with Crow, and her grades slip.  Give it two weeks, and she is scraping by with C’s and D’s, dipping into the occasional F, like she is now.  The kids haven’t been with us for two weeks, and it shows plainly in their grades.

When they are taught that school isn’t important, that grades don’t matter, that the girls in particular don’t need to be smart because some boy is supposed to do everything for them anyway, well, it’s nearly impossible to scrape out that garbage in less than a weekend.  It’s cemented in there by years of poisoning and poor example by Crow.

In a battle to help the kids get the best education and future that they can, we are constantly fighting the children’s own birth mother, who clearly doesn’t give a damn.  If it doesn’t directly benefit her, then she’s not interested.  If the kids aren’t serving an immediate purpose for her, she doesn’t want anything to do with them, like a spoiled brat heaping unwanted dolls in the corner until she wants them for something.

To make it worse, the kids are trapped in an ass-backward, inbred, hick town, with a school district hell bent on taking days off and doing as little as possible that is remotely related to teaching.  The entire town has a raging attitude that education doesn’t matter.  Who needs any special learnin’ to marry their cousin and stay right there, rotting away in that piece-of-shit town, wallowing in their own ignorance and worthlessness, just like Crow?

About TheSmirkingCat

I am endlessly trying to make sense of a world that has completely and unapologetically lost its mind.
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7 Responses to Learnin’

  1. bellaball says:

    Why haven’t you guys had them???

    • I would love to hear an answer to that question from every moronic family court judge and lawyer ever involved in this case. Crow has demonstrated over and over, without dispute, that she is not a fit parent and doesn’t want to be.

      • bellaball says:

        I guess I thought you guys got them at least every other weekend.

        • The kids are with us roughly every other weekend. It’s just not enough time to dig out the crap they learn from Psycho and that entire rotten town, and whatever they do pick up while they are here ends up trickling right back out when they get back to their egg donor, since she doesn’t encourage them to do well in school, or do anything, really, except stay away from her.

  2. Kelly says:

    Are the kids (any of them) close to graduating from high school? Not that their (or yours and Gary’s) misery ends there.
    I haven’t been on in awhile….your description of Crow sounds so much like my husband’s ex. They’ve been divorced 18 yrs and we’ve been married almost 16, but the ranting and lunacy never ends from her.
    Ugh.. for all of us!

    • Wolverine has graduated already, which is still hard for me to believe! But you’re right, Crow’s obsession with us won’t end just because the kids are out of school.

  3. Amy says:

    Your description of the town sounds like the one I moved my kids out of. Crow’s opinion of school sounds a lot like my ex’s. I can’t believe Wolverine graduated already. Where has the time gone. You and Gary are doing everything that you can to help the kids, it’s a shame the courts and the egg donor have failed them.

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