Thanks to everyone who expressed concern over Little Squid. This was a rough one but it was mostly gone by lunch time and he went to school -- and I went to work. Tomorrow he and I are going on another Middle School tour in the morning and Thursday he has a publishing party at school. What that means is that I am going in to work late 3 days this week. As much as I hate when that happens, if you look at how many weeks in a row I have arrived early every day, it does balance out.
For the curious, a publishing party occurs when the class finishes a writing unit, this one is literary essays and personal narratives. The students show off their work and the parents write comments about it on a special comment sheet. This teacher has kept the parties to a minimum, so this is only the second one this year. Next week, however, is his winter concert followed by the class holiday party. I'm not even going to attempt to go in to work for that one, I'm just going to take a personal day and take it easy. Little Squid will be performing with both the band (flute) and the chorus (violin) so I get a double feature. Welcome to Mama Squid's busy season!