My daughter's having a meltdown. She swears its not the impending trip. We think it likely is.
She is supposed to master a triple flip of the saber over the next three weeks, ten days of which she'll be gone. Is she practicing at all? Only briefly, and under duress. My wife says that she has failed the daughter, for not forcibly inculcating the idea that practice is needed. Maybe when she was in third grade. Now? I don't think so.
Tonight she forgot her short staff for karate practice, and insisted on coming back home. Would she had been using the short staff at practice? No. If it did come up, could she have borrowed one? Yes.
My wife asked if I wanted anything. I told her "A stick. A big, heavy stick. "