Lest I forget he is truly a difficult child, difficult child 1 gave me a lovely reminder today. He missed a couple of classes last Thursday due to a doctor's appointment. I gave him his note for getting readmitted to classes on Friday and reminded him to go to the attendance window for his readmit slip. Did I remind him to ask about the assignments he missed the day before? No, I did not. We did, however, have a conversation on Wednesday about asking the teachers for the classes he would miss if he could have Thursday's assignments early. He told me his teachers said not to worry about it. He could get it when he came back on Friday. Did he remember to ask about it on Friday? No. And so now he's got a friggin' "F" in his Algebra I class because he didn't remember to ask! So today, I told him he'd better figure out how he's going to fix it, because if the "F" sticks, he's losing his phone. And I'm not going to say another word about it. Can you tell I've got my dander up? Does it show? Huh? DOES IT?!