Today, Nathan had to leave early for school because his class is going for a ski day.
I've gotten used to him going on field trips without me, but this one has me worried. It's going to be a long day with a big disruption in his schedule, which means a greater chance of him hitting a wall where he can't cope.
I don't ski, so my usefulness on the trip would have been less than nothing. But I'm hoping that if things aren't going well for him, that he'll be able to find someone to help him calm down and work it out.
Best case scenario, he has a great day outdoors on a not-terribly cold day enjoying the half a metre of fresh snow that we got over the last three days.
Worst case scenario, multiple meltdowns confronted by people who don't understand and make the problem worse, alienating his peers and causing him to retreat and sulk all day.
Reality will probably be somewhere in the middle, but that's not going to stop me from nervously chewing my nails through most of today.