Steven seems to have caught "the bug".
He had to miss school today.
I should have seen it coming. He's been showing symptoms for a long time - needing his own car, forgetting the studies, staying up a little later every night and sleeping a little later every morning, needing the extra cash-flow, planning summer trips, wanting to go to college night without me, etc.
It must be very catchy. It seems that most of the seniors at his high school have caught the same "illness". Today. Being the considerate young man that he is, he has made plans to stay out of the house all day so that we don't catch "the bug".