I was actually rather surprised at the internet’s response to this question, given that it’s 2013, and the Age of Commenting on Blog Posts concluded 4+ years ago. However, we (my bride and I) took your comments seriously, which were in stark contrast to the ones I got from all my litigator friends over drinks at Mardi Gras when I brought it up. So, here’s what we did:
We told the eldest that if she were to present her case as to why she should be allowed to go to NYC for her spring break despite falling short of the standard by 1 point in 1 class, we’d consider letting her go. The above is most of her presentation (there were some pictures of tall buildings, some Broadway Playbills, and Tom Hanks playing the piano with his feet in “Big” that didn’t transfer for some reason). Feel free to click through the slides and stuff.
After she presented it, I wanted to let her fret for a day or two while we deliberated–as a life lesson of sorts–but my bride insisted we go ahead and tell her our verdict within a few minutes of her presenting her argument, given that we’d already decided to let her go if the presentation didn’t completely suck. So we did. I bought 4 tickets on Delta a few days later (she gets to bring a friend) and found a 2 bedroom condo on vrbo.com in midtown.
Apparently, my bride and I are taking 2 teenagers to New York City the first week of April. This should be…different.