He wants him to come in this Thursday morning to talk to him further about all the garbage that's been going on with his behavior, but there's no way we can make it unless husband goes into work really late that day and takes the other two kids to school. As it turns out, we already had an appointment on the books for the following week, so we'll just have to wait until then. The problem seems to be episodic, so I guess we'll just see how things go until we get in there. Oh, and I finally pulled my little ostrich head out of the sand to look at semester grades last night. difficult child 1 blew off a 100pt project and 50pt oral report in one of his elective classes the last week of the semester, and earned himself a "D" in that class. And he managed to pull a "D-" in his other elective class (web design -- ironic 'cuz he really liked it and wants to do programming when he's older... may have to rethink that!). I'm putting him on a very, very tight academic leash now. All homework has to go through me each night and there can be NO late assignments. I decided not to completely pull his gameboy since that's one of the few things he likes to do. He may have it ONLY on the weekends providing there are no late assignments during the week. And although husband wants to make him drop lacrosse, his GPA is not low enough for the school to care about it so I'm not going to take that away either. He has so little social interaction with other kids that I think he needs to keep doing this. Oh yeah, and difficult child 2 failed honors language arts again. No idea what the school's going to do about that. They put him on academic probation for that class at the end of Q1. Somehow I just can't bring myself to care a whole lot about that class when all his other grades are reasonable. A lot of this is the teacher in my opinion. Plus, it's middle school. I'm not going to stroke out over it.