We were planning on telling Molly and Nora about Roberta’s cancer this weekend. As such I wanted to let their teacher know in case they had any problems at school.

Today is Thursday, early day at Robert Down Elementary. I pick the girls up on Thursdays. So, after the bell rang I went into their class room and the first words out of the teachers mouth were, “we need to talk”. Uh Oh.

I expected to hear about Molly and Nora’s difficulties with math, or something. Instead I hear, Molly had a meltdown yesterday. She told me her mom is sick with Pancreatic Cancer. Is it true? Damn.

So much for keeping them out of the loop. I don’t think we’ll be able to wait for the weekend. We’re going to have to sit down and have a talk tonight I think. Damn. This is something I wish no one had to do.

Lesson learned? Kids know more than adults give them credit for.