difficult child 1 has spent the last 1/2 hour (10-10:30) SO FAR ranting and raving about everything from difficult child 2 getting up to go to the bathroom to us not bringing Pappa Murphy's pizza home like I'd said 2 MONTHS AGO (I LIED don't you know) to the real cause....... the Reading portion of the high-stakes testing tomorrow. "Too much reading" and "It's too hard" and "It's too much" and "I'm not going to take the stupid test tomorrow" and on and on and on. His anxiety over this stupid test are SKY HIGH and I don't know how to talk him out of it. I explained that every kid in the US has to take them, they are federally mandated. I explained that the reading portion CANNOT be read for him because it's a test of his reading skills. His response... "But I can't read that much". For the math portion today, it was read to him and he said he "tried hard this time". He absolutely does NOT understand the testing in the first place but he's really stressing about this reading part. It's going to be a loooooong night. Thanks for letting me vent.