Received an email when I got to work this evening. Said difficult child refused to do his DOL (daily oral language). He has refused this for all of middle school. Don't know why, it isn't hard. Only has to make corrections to two sentences. My heart just sank. Only three days and already refusing work. He promised me he would not mess up this year. He was excited this year. I am just so sad. He doesn't know I know this..YET. I only saw him breifly tonight. As I was getting up for work, and he was going to bed. He seemed so down in the dumps. I asked him what's up. He said school is so boring. Nobody can ever do anything after school. the kids he calls never answer the phone. It makes me feel bad. Makes me wonder if they avoid his calls by not answering. I didn't say that to him, but I wonder. I asked him if he had homework, he said yes he did it. Of course he didn't mention his refusal of DOL. This is a daily warm up and he just cannot do this. I don't know what to do. Just a real heavy heart thinking it only took three days.