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    Default Kid hit a bump in the road...and lived:) Yay!

    Had a panicked call from Elle last week.

    She got really bad cold last week, didn't sleep well, had a horrible day, and bombed a major test in her Physics class.

    "I'm so screwed, Mom. They called time, and I was only about 3/4 of the way through. I literally didn't DO 1/4 of the test. Everything hurt and I couldn't think. Took forever to sort the data into equations, I felt like I was going in circles. I'm going to get 40% on that test if I'm lucky. It just sucks so bad."

    "How important was it?"

    "20% of my grade."

    "Ouch."

    "Yeah. And I was on top of it, too. All of my quizzes have been in the 90's. Just so unfair."

    "Can you talk to your..."

    "Not a chance. He knows I was sick, and he's sympathetic, but it is what it is."

    "So what happens now?"

    "Depends on how bad it is. If it's a 40% or better, I can still get a high C if I work my ass off. If it's worse, I could conceivably retake the class."

    "Will the world end?"

    "No. But it sucks ass."

    "Agreed."

    So the kid has been an unhappy camper this last week...because she's extremely type A...and this is her first significant snag at college. But she's been pretty determined and resolved, too. She kinda...accepted the bad luck and moved on to stratagize about how to fix her GPA, keep her scholarships, and finish the class strong. She saw a counselor who put her mind at rest about the scholarship. Even if her GPA dropped, she'd get a semester to correct it. She fought through the setback instead of being defeated by it. She got to work when the going was tough...and I was really proud of her for that. She learned what it was like....to struggle...and learned that she can survive setbacks.

    We got a giddy little call this evening: Kid got a 76% on the test. Apparently she answered every question she attempted correctly...snot filled semi-conscious brain be damned. Also, two of the questions she didn't get to were thrown out...which gave her a couple more percentage points. Her score was 2% above the class average, and no one broke 90%. Tough test!

    Have never heard that kid so happy to get a C on a test. LOL. If you knew her in highschool...you'd know why this was a good moment. Nice to see her cope through a snag, not lose her cool, and accept that she is in fact...a fallible human who is subject to the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. LOL.

    "I figured it out, I can still get a high B. It's not an A, but I can live with it."

    I'm glad to see this side of my perfectionist daughter
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    Awwww good she was happy with the result. It's so hard being away from home when you're sick and realizing, oh no I still have to adult today.
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    That's the truth Fox Zoo. There are a lot of moments like that growing up.

    Remember that first year of working....when you realized...OMG, I don't get two weeks off for Christmas! There's no summer vacation! This sucks! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
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