It been a while again since I've had a chance to post. Let me update you on what's been going on.
Back to school has taken up some of my time. Well that and work. But the big thing has been Josh.
As I have said before, he is doing the home school thing to get him back to where he should be so we can enroll him in regular school next year. I've been charged with overseeing his progress.
He's been slacking. I wanted to keep Joe out of this for now (although I know that the tutors must have said something to him) so I managed to come up with a solution.
No school work, No Robert.
I admit it was drastic, it was mean, it almost drove him out the door. (I found a packed bag. ) But it got his attention. It forced a dialog, or should I say a rational dialog. I drove home the point that if he wanted to see more of Robert, he had to keep up with his school work. If we can get him into school next year he will be going to the same school, and probably be in the same year as Robert. This way he would get to see more of him. Also I pointed out that with the trip coming up this spring, there is no way that Joe is going to even consider taking Robert if he wasn't all caught up.
If you don't think that lit a fire under his ass. He's been working like crazy. I still have to keep a close eye on him ( I've also been helping as much as I can. ) and I have let him get together with Robert, but only when I know he's worked hard.
Gee, maybe there something to this "tough love" stuff.
The major problem is I'm turning into my father. Well maybe not that bad. (If I turn into a homophobic bastard, someone please shoot me :ranger: )
So what do you think? Did I handle it ok? I really want the feedback. I'm in uncharted territory here. :wacko:
All of this has kept me pretty busy. It's caused some stress between Killer and me. Don't worry, we're still kewl! I promise to keep you updated when I can.