So I've got difficult child 1 STILL up at midnight now -- the night before school starts! Eighth grade... (AND his birthday is 6 days.) He already knows his classes, just not the room numbers or teachers. He gets that in the morning. First he says he can't sleep. Then he says his stomach's upset. I tell him to get a bowl of cereal (often he just needs to eat something since he doesn't always eat enough during the day). Now he admits to being nervous about tomorrow. He's in the bathroom for the third time tonight since being told to go to bed! I really do hope he doesn't worry himself into another IBS attack. One saving grace is that he starts 30 minutes later this year. So he can sleep until 7:30 if he needs to. Then there was difficult child 2 earlier who was up, down, up, down, up out of bed again. FINALLY his medications knocked him out by 10pm. easy child/difficult child 3 fell asleep within 30 minutes of hitting the pillow. I've got my letters ready for difficult child 2's teachers, explaining the basics of his situation and giving them three different ways to reach me. I'll walk the younger two to their line-up areas in the morning. difficult child 1 will head on down the block to his school on his own. Then it's off to breakfast with some friends to enjoy some first-day-of-school celebration!