"Did you talk to Ms. Peterson about your math problems"?
"No. I forgot".
"Wylie! We pinky-swore this morning you would talk to Ms. Peterson for extra help".
"I know. I told you I forgot".
(Insert 5 minutes speech about accountability, doing our best, asking for help, complete with reminders about how Ms. Peterson loves when he asks for help and goes back to the desk for practice, etc., etc., etc.).
Campbell chimes in: didn't you have more testing with Mrs. Ferguson today, Wylie?
"So, you were out of class today with more testing? Why didn't you say so, I'm sorry I over-reacted".
Wylie mutters under-his-breath:
"Moms and their Pinky-Swears..."
(Somehow I picture this post as a comic strip....I swear).