Attendance Matters. So Does Not Breaking Your Website.
Can I Be Real for a Minute?
My son with autism hasn’t been to school in over two weeks. He’s missed 30 days of school so far this school year, and many more classes when he has shown up late. Thirty days. That’s six weeks of school. Why hasn’t he gone to school? Your guess is a good as mine, though the doctor says it is anxiety keeping him home. Since verbal communication is such a challenge for him, much of his life is a guessing game.
But, Renee, you ask. Doesn’t the law require him to attend school?
Why yes, yes it does. And since he hasn’t been to school in weeks I keep getting Nasty Scary Letters in the mail explaining to me that my child is chronically absent (thanks for noticing) and don’t I know, attendance matters? I do, in fact, know that attendance matters and nobody, nobody wants him at school more than me, I guarantee that.
I am trying to work with the school (and my son’s doctor) but nothing, nothing is slower than bureaucracy especially if the bureaucracy is government run. There is so much more I want to say…but I won’t.
That Time I Broke My Website and Dropped Off the Face of the Planet
Also, I broke my website last week.
In a major way. I spent hours with tech support trying to get it fixed. It is fixed now, mostly. I have just a handful of posts that need to be updated and then we’re good. Once again I learned that Renee should never, ever, be allowed to touch the backend of a website. Even when tech support tells me I should just do something myself because “is so simple” there is no reason to hire it out.
So, that is why I was absent here (attendance matters) all last week. I was also warned not to make any changes to my site while it was down because they would disappear once we “fixed” it.
And you know what’s better than breaking your website? Spending hours updating and fixing two posts, asking people to share them, and then breaking your website.
So here I am back. Ready to take on the week, do a whole lot of laundry, and fight for my kids.