I really hated it when Dad was away on business. Mum seemed to get so stressed and I really had to be on my best behaviour. This time, Dad was away for two weeks. The first week went quite smoothly, but then came half term reports.
I knew I was in for trouble, since to be honest I had not really been trying very hard this term. It was a stupid idea ‘losing’ the report on the way home since Mum knew it was due. As soon as I told her that we had not been given reports, she was straight on the phone to school. The call was quite a long one, and she came off the phone with a list of my grades on a piece of paper.