Beth came upstairs at around 12:30. Dressed in her long blue dress that she likes to wear to karaoke. And she had her tote (with all of her CD's, notebooks, pens and stuff) and her purse. She came out to the kitchen to read the note I always post for her telling her what time her bus comes, etc. Only the note wasn't there. I had written a list of chores for her to do instead.
I told her that she was not going today because her bus had already come. A long time ago. She quietly went to the fridge, got out her lunch and was taking it to her bag when I told her to put it away. "Beth, you were awake last night and you slept this morning. Your bus came this morning. You missed it. You're not going today."
She stomped her foot and said, "Nooo!" She angrily put her lunch back and went downstairs.
She is doing her chores, but certainly not with a smile on her face or a skip in her step! There have been a few slammed doors and some really loud singing, but seriously not as bad as I was expecting.
We'll have dinner, then tonight at 10:00 I'll go downstairs....