Frustrated in Florida

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.