As previously mentioned, Trevor is working for us over the summer since he chose to not get a paying job. Yes, he still has the paper route & does occasional garden work for people, but he could have actually earned some real money over the summer...
In any case, before I leave for work in the morning with Connor, I give Trevor a list of chores. Yesterday, he was supposed to pull weeds in the driveway area & the slope next to it. When I drove in yesterday, I could see he had just gotten started (he should have been 4 hours into it).
We haven't sent in any money to OIT yet... We could still yank him from that and have him learn welding at the community college.
Lee's all for letting him sink or swim at OIT. I'm thinking that's a dang expensive experiment if it doesn't work out.
I'm gonna need to see more effort on Trevor's part here pretty dang soon. Just because his sister is home now, doesn't mean he can let himself get so distracted he can't get anything done. Yesterday she was playing the game cube, so he "couldn't help but watch" and he had to "come and see what was going on" in the house.
Life is full of distractions. You have to learn to get your work done before you let yourself play!
That kid is going to feel some pain before he gets that through his head, isn't he? "Wer nicht hoeren kann, muss fuehlen" <-- Whoever can't listen, must feel (pain).
Let's see how he does today...
grumble, gnash teeth, grumble (stay out of my way today...)