Hi Readers — A quickie note from the front lines of insanity. L.
Dear Free-Range Kids: I just had to shoot you a quick email in order to vent my frustration. My son stayed after school today to re-take a test. I told him to call when he was done and his dad would pick him up. So he called, and I told him to wait outside. He said, “I’m in the library.” I said, “Wait outside so your dad won’t have to look for you.” His response? “They won’t let me.”
I should tell you that this is a high school. My son is 15. I just don’t get this at all. In less than a year he’ll be able to drive to school, but he’s too young to wait right in front? What planet am I on? — A Reader
The one that can’t tell the difference between a 2-year-old and a teen. But you knew that. — L.
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