Thursday, August 30, 2018
Out All Night
Yup, I'm still in the CAD class...
On Wednesdays, the school has this thing called advisory. It's a bit of time carved out of the day where the students can get updates as to how many credits they're earning. There are also announcements and such.
It was the afternoon, so I only had three students. One girl was complaining that she was tired. I could relate as I had been dragging all week. That's when she explained why she was so tired.
"I snuck out two nights ago, only getting back home just before 6 AM."
"My mom couldn't figure out why I was so tired all day."
Her mother questioned her. She wondered if she was doing drugs. ("I don't smoke anymore," she said.) Her mother wondered if she'd been on her phone all night. ("I turned off my phone at 10:30 as you requested," she said.)
But her mother didn't think to ask if she snuck out of the house at 11 PM and stayed out all night with her boyfriend.
So, parents, if your teen is inexplicably tired, perhaps they're sneaking out of the house at night. This is my public service announcement for the week.