The backstory: Last week, the Upper School had final exams. That resulted in a relaxed mode for me, as my only obligation was to give my exams and then grade them. On the other hand, JT's Middle School exams and other end-of-the-year projects did not require a special schedule and by the end of the week he was feeling rather worn out. We've just one more week to go but the boy is over it as the following Thursday night conversation revealed.
JT: No teacher can teach me anything now. I'm in off-mode.
Mama: Oh yeah?
JT: Yup. There's a switch and I am done.
At least we were warned.