It's no fun being mean to your 11-year-old. They take it too seriously.
Anyway, the kid's BFF's family came through, and hauled the kid and the BFF off to a school-organized event, a day at a waterpark, where they had a deal of fun, and flirted with some boys (what? WHAT? is the kid turning into a girl? apparently), and then today she and mr. delagar have gone off to a movie, and I am going back to bed.
I am sure important things are occurring, but I am a giant feverish ball of snot, so.