LSM: “How’s your leg?”
Dancer Girl: “It’s starting to scab over, and the burn on my finger is getting better.”
LSM: “Did you tell Mr. P that you injured yourself in the pursuit of learning?”
Dancer Girl: “Yep, and he gave me 5 points extra credit!”
So, the lesson of the day is that while it’s not really advisable to drip hot glue on your leg and then also burn your finger trying to get said glue off, if you find yourself in such a situation, it’s worth asking for the sympathy bonus points.
When I asked how Mr. P determined that a second degree burn equaled 5 extra points, Dancer Girl reported that he’d asked her how much she thought it was worth. “And, you know, Mom, I didn’t want to be greedy or anything!”