He's already got 16 absenses. Which I excused with-notes. Sigh. He stayed up too late, then got up in the middle of the night and ate, and now he's got a headache and is groggy. (He was extremely rude last night, too. AND we've only got two days of medications left because I mail ordered the rest and they have not arrived. How long does it take?) I HATE THIS! I went for my morning walk and spotted a police car and asked the officer if he would mind stopping by to get my son going for school. He was trying to blow me off, when I told him that difficult child had 16 absences. His eyes got huge and he said, "Whoah!" He was busy checking an unknown old car with-no plates, parked on a side street. It wasn't there yesterday. Probably stolen. Lots of paperwork. He said he'd try to stop by ... but I doubt it. Hey, it made me smile during the rest of my walk. I just don't know what to do to get this kid to CARE. ... and to work through a headache and fatigue like the rest of us do.