Remember the Oil for Food scandal? We at the Noser house have a new program. Gas for Grades. Yes, we have entered into the bribery realm. Well, I guess not bribery exactly, more of an equal exchange.
It is a known fact that Eli has a hard time with homework. It is a known fact that teenagers need gas for their car. It is a maybe lesser-known fact that Hannah is an excellent teacher; patient yet firm. Are you getting the picture?
Here's the deal: Hannah helps Eli with his homework--he gets done in about 2/3 of the time--and we fill her tank once a week or thereabouts. Pretty good deal all around. Eli doesn't waste his entire night sitting at the kitchen table, and Hannah saves lots of money.
Now I know some of you out there may think that I should be being the parent and taking care of the homework thing, but Hannah is a good tutor, and Eli needs one--why not let her be the tutor? Right?
Good, I'm glad you all agree. For those of you who don't, please leave a comment in this space. c Please write legibly.