I just got a call from GameMaster from school.
He whispers, "I need to come home. Some stuff is happening."
I respond, "What is happening?"
(I've been working on the computer all morning listening to Nashville's Christian Radio Station and it is snowing and icing there. I've gotten confused a couple of times hearing about it before realizing that I'm listening to another city's station! So at first I think it's weather related. What an air-head!)
He whispers again, "Mom, please."
(I remember that the weather is fine here and think more like a mom. I think something bad has happened at school. His teacher is in one of her lovely moods. A student is bullying him. What?!?)
I ask, "Honey, what is happening?"
He responds, "I'm having a hard time concentrating on my work. I'm seeing flashes of green and my eyes hurt."
How do I tell my sweet baby that he has what is called 'stress' with a great deal of 'mom is working from home now, so why can't I just stay home with her?'. My heart hurts for him. He's absolutely hating school. He's beginning to get mad at me again, because I'm the bad guy who makes him go.
Oh, how I need wisdom as a mother!