I am pleased as punch. It took some convincing but difficult child is going to take the phlebotomy class over again!!! After saying all the usual things a mom would say to convince her kid to give it another go, I finally just said the: "In 4 months you could be a certified, employable phlebotomist. OR, in 4 months you could be exactly where you are today." She said, "gee, thanks mom". LOL Anyway, the director called me back and I asked her what difficult child had to do and explained that we're plain tapped financially, but is there any financial award money available, etc. And she totally surprised me by offering difficult child the entire program for only 1/2 price! How cool is that? And we can pay in 3 installments. So, I will pay the first third and difficult child will pay to rest!! The only not so great thing is that difficult child will have to do the night program, which she doesn't want to do, but she has to, plain and simple. So I am so excited that she wants to give it another go. She's very worried about failing again, but I pointed out to her that she's already taken the class so she already knows most of the material and can really focus on the areas in which she had difficulty. She also has already 'stuck' people, so she has that under her belt as well. I have to thank you Lisa for nudging me to give her another shot. I'm so glad I did and that she's come round to it.