Me: "Why was it horrible?"
My girl: "Because school just sucks. It requires you to tolerate never sleeping and then working and I cannot tolerate that."
She has been sorely sleep deprived. The tenth graders have just been slammed with work this year. Their teachers weren't kidding last year when they said it would get hard. But what makes me worry is that my daughter might be starting not to like school, which until now has been a source of fun and mastery for her. I don't want her to let go of her "good and responsible student" self-image, one that she has held comfortably from kindergarten until now. That was why the phrase "school just sucks" was worrisome.
Then I looked at the first message again. "Social wise was fine."
She's not lost to high school yet.