I just received a voicemail from difficult child's school principal this morning. difficult child and I are to attend a meeting with the district attorney regarding her attendance. The meeting is mandatory and if we don't attend they may take custody of difficult child and charge me with fines. So now it's getting serious. The message says the meeting is this Thursday on December 1st. They repeated that date several times on the answering machine. I am confused. December 1st is long passed and that date was on a Saturday. So I put in a phone call to the attendance office to ask when I am supposed to meet. They gave me a number to the woman in charge and she isn't in the office so I need to call back later. Now I'm really starting to worry. I have no idea what they are going to say in the meeting and what they are threatening me with. My only hope is that this will be difficult child's wake up call and she will finally realize the seriousness of all this. All the threating letters haven't been enough to wake her up so maybe meeting with an attorney will do it. Please pray it does. I am very anxious now.