difficult child has been acting up a lot lately, so it came as no surprise when a teacher called for me to pick him up in aftercare because he had used a bad word. Now, some of this is a bit over-the-top with-the school ... I mean at this age, kids are going to talk and you don't kick them out, but, since there are little kids there, I can see where it's inappropriate. (Ages 5-10) Last wk, difficult child drew a smiley face inside of a hopscotch square, with-something coming out of the mouth. A classmate commented that it looked like pot. difficult child said no, it's a wrench. difficult child got called into the ofc. So did the other kid. You can't talk about drugs at school. Yesterday, they were playing some kind of game where you pick a person to marry and have kids with. Odd game ... anyway, one boy picked another boy, and everyone protested and said men can't have babies. difficult child said, "Yes they can, because they can have org*asms." WHAT??? ROFL. Not to mention, he remembered the story in the news last yr about someone who had a sex change and was a "man" but changed his/her mind and decided to get pregnant. Still had her uterus. (Thankyouverymuch, American news media.) The teacher was very stern and angry ... I can see where that would be inappropriate for little kids, but frankly, I was more concerned that difficult child understand the true biology of it all. I told him he would study it in biology some day and of course, he had to argue about that, so I just dropped the subject. So, while we're walking out of the bldg, my cell ph rings and it's husband, telling me to walk across the pkng lot because easy child's car was just broken into. Wow. The entire driver's side window was shattered and in pieces on the ground. She was sobbing. Her boyfriend was next to her, calling 911. Apparently, she had put her stuff in the car, then walked over to his car, which was 25 ft away, and 3 guys in a jeep drove up, picked her car (it's a bright yellow VW) and used a crowbar or something to smash the window and take her purse, backpack, and other items. easy child and boyfriend at first thought it was someone they knew, then realized a guy was inside of the car, and they didn't know him at all, so they ran up and yelled, and the guy hopped in the jeep to drive off. Boyfriend got in his car to try to block them, but all they did was drive around him, and go the wrong way down the one way driveway and leave. The pkng lot was filled with-cars, but since it was about an hr after carpool, it was mostly just parked, unattended cars. My ph rang again. It was PCs friend, saying some teacher from a local elem school had called and said PCs backpack and purse were thrown out onto the school driveway. Yaay! I left easy child and boyfriend to wait for the police, and picked up her stuff. Her ph was there, but not her wallet, with-her license, her $ (only $8) and lots and lots of gift cards from Christmas. She had asked for Bed, Bath & Beyond gift cards so she could decorate her dorm this fall. One was worth $100 and the others were $25. And there were also Starbucks and Old Navy and other giftcards. husband drove up and he and difficult child walked all over the school to look for the wallet, but after an hr, never found it. I returned to the HS to help with-the police, who catalogued everything. They lifted 1 fingerprint, but it will just sit in a file for a long time because easy child and boyfriend didn't get a lic. #. This a.m, difficult child got up and scarfed down 3 bowls of cereal, then announced he had a headache and wasn't going to school. husband was sitting in the car waiting, and had to pick up another kid, so I sent him on his way. I sent an email to difficult child's teacher, and heard footsteps ... difficult child had snuck downstairs and was playing Sims on the computer. I told him no games when you're sick. He said, "Feel my forehead!" about 4 X, and refused to acknowlege he was playing a game. I went to take the mouse and he blocked my way. I went to call husband and difficult child tried to rip the phone off the wall, and he blocked my way. Boy, is he regressing! I backed away. He is now reading in his rm. He is not dressed. He cannot afford to miss any more school. He and husband have a mtng with-the child psychologist today. That's the only bright spot.