I knew difficult child was sneaking my cell ph, and he insisted he had only sent 2 text msgs to his friends, Iv and H in particular. Clearly, he erased them, because the bill came yesterday, indicating that he had sent 35 msgs and rec'd 55. Several of these had added costs because we were vacationing in Hawaii. He gets $5 allowance every wk. Looks like 7 wks of NOTHING. When they're not on the cell ph, they call the house ph. Call, talk, hang up. Call, talk, hang up. Call, talk, hang up. Over and over and over. Bad enough he's undisiciplined, but his friends are Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), as well. I don't think just taking away his allowance is enough. Hmm. What to do ... I spoke to Iv's mom the other day, because the two of them (difficult child and Iv)were on the ph at 1 a.m.! difficult child had taken the portable upstairs at our house, while Iv had rec'd a cell ph as a gift from his grandmother, had taken it downstairs and pretended to sleep on the couch while his dad was sound asleep upstairs. Thanks for letting me vent.