I'm doing my weekly parent calls. (I have a routine I run and I call each parent once a month at a minimum.) One of my kids got Rocky Mountain fever from a tick bite and was out 2 weeks. This gal HATES math, but has outstanding work ethics. She does the work even when she hates it and came to me before I could go to her asking what she needed to do to catch up. This gal deserved some serious braggging on. I called her mom tonight to brag on her and got a cold shoulder. "You're young lady is GREAT, she's a hard worker no matter what. I'm very impressed with her."........."Ok. Anything else?" GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Sorry folks, just needed to vent.