The world seems less dim today. The bright spot of my day was seeing about 15 of the kids here at the library perform their own little magic show today. It was the cutest thing. We had a professional magician come in and teach them a few tricks over a couple of days and then they showed off what they had learned for an audience. Fun stuff like that happens and then I totally feel lucky to have the job I have.
I talked to my experimental (or whatever) son yesterday evening and I think it went pretty well. I expressed my concerns and even made sure to let him know that I feel partially responsible for forgetting that he is young enough to still make really bad decisions and that I would be keeping a closer eye on him with that in mind. He seemed sincerely sorry and embarrassed. Well, that he'd been caught, but still, he likes being sort of a family star and I don't think he wants to risk appearing so bad again...and also hopefully, he heard what I said and won't want to do something so foolish again, caught or not. I do feel better after having been able to talk with him.