Marty's Joke of the Day

Marty's Joke of the day is an internet column that I've written for more than 5 years.
I tell humorous stories about my "sweet wife" and raising our 4 young sons, named #1, #2, #3, and #4.
After 5 years of story telling, in August of 2005, doctors found a brain tumor in son #4.
Our focus here has changed little as we still try to find humor in our lives.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Grades and Boyfriends


Thursday, April 21, 2005

Son #1 had a tough time last quarter keeping up with his homework.
After getting straight A’s, and all “Honors” in every class the 1st
quarter, his grades went down a little during the 2nd, and we really
had a hard time with his homework during the 3rd quarter. But, I
think we’ve finally come up with an amicable solution for the 4th
quarter. Son #1 saved his money and bought himself a computer back
in January. (Because I wouldn’t buy him one... “but daaaad”)
Anyway, we made a deal that if any of his classes fall below a B-
for any reason, his computer gets taken away until the grade goes
back up. His grades are updated daily on the net so we can check.
It’s hard during the first part of the quarter because any missed
assignment really brings a grade down. That happened yesterday. The
schools computer showed he had missed an algebra assignment. He
protested, “but daaad...” So I emailed his teacher last night and
got a reply this morning. The Teacher said he forgot to mark it
down. Then said he usually gives the student a piece of candy if he
makes a mistake and the student finds it. Then wrote, “I will
reward (son #1) for this error but he may have to remind me. Sincerely, Mr. M.

I hope he doesn’t ‘forget’ anything else…

Anyway, have a great weekend!
Enjoy today’s Jokes!

P.S. My sister is flying in from Texas tomorrow, with her
boyfriend. That’s never happened before. (The ‘having a boyfriend’
part.) Let alone having one come to meet the family. Hmm... Maybe
we’ll follow up on this one in the weeks and months ahead.
Atta-Girl sis!

P.P.S. If you always skip the jokes, at least read the last section
in today’s issue!

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