The kids had Friday off due to a district furlough day. Both difficult child's have a TON of school work to do. For difficult child 1, it's all make-up work. He is really behind because of all the IBS problems he's had the past two months and his anxiety making him feel overwhelmed at all the work. His teacher gave him a packet for the current novel they are studying on Wednesday and said he should take the weekend to catch up so that he could turn it all in by tomorrow. She told me on the side that she's not going to penalize him for being late at all, so that's a relief. And she just wants him to focus on the current story, not the one before this that he's also late on. He just finished the 6 assignments for the first book a few minutes ago. He still has 80% of the work from the story before this one to complete, and after he's finished with the break he's on now, I told him he has to start that work. It's been maddeningly slow going. difficult child 2 has a pass/fail project that's due next Thursday. And he has a major presentation to make for science due the week after (he's been working on it all quarter and it's worth 100 points of his grade -- has to schedule a dress rehearsal next week, too). He is so mentally disorganized and slow that I want to scream! Both boys have taken tasks that a neurotypical person would be able to complete in a few hours and stretched it into daaaaaays. In difficult child 1's case, it's because he hadn't finished reading the book, and he procrastinates because he's overwhelmed. I had to break it down into chunks for him. difficult child 2 I think was also overwhelmed and has problems concentrating (it's VERY quiet here this weekend so he can focus). So I had him type a list of questions that I gave him, and then he had to use the internet to find the answers. Took him 2.5 hours to answer 10 questions today. Ugh. And his typing is hunt & peck, so that slows him even more. Sometimes I will type for him while he tells me what to write, but today I wanted him to do the work. Believe me, this summer, he is going to spend some time with Mavis Beacon every single day! husband is annoyed that his 3-day weekend was shot, although I suggested several times he take easy child and go do something fun together. Yesterday easy child didn't want to go anywhere, and today they finally went out to see a movie. I am so ready for summer vacation... only 13 school days left! Okay, I've finished my whine. Pass the cheese and crackers.