Bummer #1: My oldest developed a dry socket after his wisdom teeth were extracted. He was the most compliant patient you ever saw, doing every step of his follow-up care according to plan, so it doesn't seem quite fair. It was hard to watch him have that socket packed today. It never gets easier to see your kids hurt, does it? He says, "It's not that bad, Mom," but I am not convinced. (This is the same kid who called cheerily from his room at age 4, "I'm all right, Mom. I'm just throwing up in my bucket.")
Bummer #2: Multiple students plagiarized parts of their group projects. This is such a giant time suck and hassle, and it also raises messy questions about how to grade the end product fairly when other students in the group wouldn't dream of plagiarizing.
I need to actually do the grading instead of just complaining about the grading. But if you have any good jokes or cheering thoughts or virtual light-sabers for me, that'd be great.