We haven't had one of these for a while. Not like this. Tomorrow is the first day they have to dress for PE. She is totally freaking out. She's more worked up about this than she was about the first day of school. And now, of course, she's going to hate school and she was liking it. When we did her schedule, I was surprised that she wanted to go ahead and take PE this year (they have to have 2 semesters of PE to graduate). I figured she would either wait or even do it during summer school. I suggested both of those things at that time, but she was adamant. And now, the school is just out to torture kids. Sigh. I feel really bad for her. She's always been uber-modest. They do have a part of the locker room that is never lit, but she's afraid of the dark, so then she'll "just have a panic attack over that, too". I do feel bad. I know it's going to be hard for her - induce a lot of anxiety. But, she can't avoid it. Technically, she could. She could not dress nor participate in gym and fail it, but I didn't mention that. She needs to work through this. She's made a lot of progress lately and I think it can continue. I think she's in a better place now to handle this than she would have been a year ago. I just wish life wasn't so hard for her, you know?