Add on today's events and I'm ready to climb into bed. This morning I took the chicks out to the coop and left them there. Several hours later I hear much squawking, and run out to see Taja over one of the chicks. I have no idea how they got out. The one I caught her with seems to be okay, but will need some antibiotics and to be separated so the other chicks don't peck her injury. She's missing most all the feathers on her back, and might have some small puncture wounds. After I brought that chick inside, I noticed that there were only two of the small chicks in the kennel. I looked inside the hen house, and they weren't there either, so I started looking around the yard and eventually found two piles of feathers on opposite sides of the yard. We're down to the older hen and three chicks now, assuming the injured one survives.
Then this afternoon, J arrived home from school with a sore on his lip- where he said another boy slapped/punched him. There was apparently also a headlock involved- having something to do with J getting off the bus before him. I hate speaking on the phone and having to confront people, so this was not easy for me, but I called the boy's mom to talk to her about it. It went okay, and I hope that it doesn't happen again.
I'm in the mood where I'd like to go to sleep and have a good dream and maybe not wake up until life calms down a bit.