Since difficult child 1 started homebound instruction on Thursday, I have noticed a gradual feeling of calm and relaxation creeping over me!!! It is amazing how much worry over his attendance, grades, homework, etc., I was carrying around every. single. day. Now that I don't have to worry about getting him medicated early for school, getting him up and out the door for school, whether or not he made it to all or just some of his classes because of the IBS, whether or not he'll have the attention span or energy to complete his homework for the day, much less the assignments he's missed, whether he followed up with a teacher on materials he needs for a missed assignment, whether he's well enough to go to LAX practice... I could go on, but you get the picture. I've gone from feeling like this: To feeling like this: Who knows, my hair might finally stop falling out now!