My child is on suspension from school. I can't bear to step into the school where I work; I've always tried to take a good attitude to work with me and having his school being (to the mom's mind) bullying and stupid makes my going into my school with an open heart impossible. As usual, it's not the kids who are the problem for me, it's the adults.
I've been firm and reasonable when I talk to his school people. I call to check in and cover my bases twice over. But I'm more of a quivering mess when I'm at home. I wish it weren't so, but it's true.
So I've got a few days off from the job. I would have thought I'd be more cheerful about that.