difficult child is notorious for blaming her problems on everybody else. Our strategy for this school year is to remain as "uninvolved" as possible...the theory being that if we are not involved, we cannot be blamed. So how's that working out? Yea, right! Well, we've been getting accused of all kinds of stuff anyway. It's ridiculous! difficult child's latest adventure is in ROTC. In her own mind, she is on the road to a scholarship for the best and the brightest. Everything is just rosy... Until this week, when she learned that in order to pass the physical fitness test, she needs to be able to run one mile. And she cannot... Does she think the fact that she spends the weekend laying on the couch doing nothing is a contributing factor? How about the fact that she skips breakfast and lunch every day - -then spends the afternoon and evening gorging on junk food? Nope. She has decided that she wants her FATHER to help her pass the physical fitness test. Now if she thinks that means he is going to start going jogging a couple miles with her every day or something, she has another think coming. He can TELL her the physical fitness standards for ROTC, and he can COACH her....just the same way her teacher has been. But the actual work is going to be up to difficult child. Will she actually put in the effort? I don't know. And on some level, I think difficult child is trying to make the physical fitness test about her Dad - so if she fails, it's going to be ALL HIS FAULT.