on the bus today. Some kid he didn't recognize - hadn't seen before that he remembers, not from his school - hit him and knocked his glasses off his face. A lens fell out. He came home grumpy, went to his room and did homework. Did come watch a little tv after he ate, but then went to his room again. Jess went to ask him about something and found him crying. He doesn't cry much so she asked what was going on. She has a way of getting it out of him even when he won't tell us. He was home sick yesterday and didn't have an assignment that he needed to work on. Spent the afternoon on it, but still had a LOT to do and was freaked out. He hates to be late with assignments, has straight A's, loves school mostly, and we all knew there was more going on. More time with the assignment is easily do-able. Then husband realized that he didn't have his glasses on. THEN we hear about the bully. He was ashamed because he got bullied. He also lost a lens to his glasses when they fell and no one would help him find it. Our bus drivers are NOTORIOUS for ignoring the kids unless a riot happens. So even if they tell the driver they know nothing is going to happen. He will be home tomorrow because he will be vomiting by noon if he tries to go to school with only 1 lens or no glasses. He was wearing his backup glasses, having not told me that he lost a lens out of his favorite ones. Of course he needs an eye exam and the eye doctor cannot get him in before Wed. (I was able to get ahold of her before she went home.) Even if thank you had told me about this the minute he walked in the door, we couldn't have reached anyone at school or transportation. School office closes at 4 and the bus barn closes at 4 also - and thank you doesn't get home until 4:50 at the earliest (of course the bus was running late and it was after 5 when he got home.) Grrrrrrr. We will get new glasses and try to get an eye exam, but I am just angry. Is it reasonable to want the bully to pay for the new glasses? I want his name, his parents' contact info, and an apology. I also want the bus driver's head for NOT making this stop. The bus is the worst part of his day because the older kids are free to pick on the younger ones as long as they don't get too loud. It never ends.