Call today from VP at difficult child's school, his english teacher (Shakespeare this semester, different teacher from last) has brought him down and teacher is frustrated as difficult child just won't do the work. Deja vue, this is exactly same call from last semester. They want to meet before Easter break (today or tomorrow), so I'm off to another meeting at noon tomorrow (Thursday). And I'm going in there with a totally bad attitude, because honestly I'm finding it very hard to give a darn. Still have the crappy feeling in the stomach from having to meet about difficult child again, but I can't get past asking myself what they heck do they expect me to do about it. I can't make him care, like school, do the work, ask for help or any of those type things any more than they can. Over the last 7 years I'm sure I've tried them all. I just don't know what to do any more than just allow the natural consequences happen of his failing and having to retake the class, and maybe retake it again, until he passes or turns 18, whichever comes first. I didn't get angry with him other than ask him why he didn't ask for help when he started to get lost, and I suppose my tone was frustrated, tho not raised voice or anything. He did so well after agreeing to ask for help last semester after that english meeting that I thought he might have got that figured out. He was crying a bit when he got in the car when I picked him up after school so I know difficult child is upset and a bit angry, I don't know which aspect whether at himself or VP or just school in general, since we came in the house and he went to his room and pretty much went to bed. He refused supper and got up once for a drink and I haven't seen anything else from him. Avoidance of talking to me about it, that's what I think. I got notice from the school he skipped last class, and as far as I know he sat on the steps at school for that class. He hasn't explained that either, but I know it would still be carry over from being taken down to the VP, and I don't know what was said to him then. I don't know, I think this is just a whine because I'm just so tired of having meetings at school. I should feel lucky, only 2 so far this year. That's a record since preschool. Anybody got some cheese to go with my whine?