It's official. I am being SARBED. For those of you not in the know, it stands for School Action Review Board. I am being turned in for difficult child's not attendance. We are going to be notified of a court date. We will both have to go in front of the judge. difficult child will have to explain all the reasons why she's missed school, including the times she has been taking long baths and has missed the bus, oversleeping, and not being able to find her shoes or purse and missing the bus because of THAT. Then there are the times when she has legitimately been sick but her principal doesn't believe it so she is refusing to excuse it. I am dreading this. difficult child needs to be held accountable for her actions. I know this. In California if a child is over the age of 13 it's the child who can go to jail and not the parent. At least I can feel comfortable knowing that I won't be locked up. BUT the parent can be fined several hundred dollars a MONTH to keep the child in juvenile hall. I am barely surviving with the money I'm making now. I can't afford to pay heavy fines. difficult child knows this and doesn't care. She truly believes she in untouchable. She doesn't believe anything will happen to her. She is going to learn the hard way. I just can't lose my home that I am working so hard for. I don't deserve this. difficult child may but I certainly DON'T, I hope this all doesn't turn out as bad as I think it will.