difficult child's school year began on Thursday. He honeymooned for exactly one day. We received a wonderful e-mail how he had no verbal or physical aggression the first morning nor the afternoon at the alternative school he is attending 1/2 days. Day two we received an email that for no apparent reason difficult child stabbed another child with a pencil Sigh... As for the endings, difficult child went to respite this weekend. He had a good time but it was also his last time at least for now. One reason is we are losing our funding source and another is the family that has been taking difficult child is at their limit because of the number of foster children they currently have. We were hoping to keep difficult child with this family for respite even after the funding ran out because it is such a good fit for difficult child. He gets along well there and they love having him. She did say they will keep in contact and hope to be able to work something out at some point. Respite is the one service that has been more helpful than any other over the last two years and a service we are really going to miss. I think Timer Lady said it one time that you can deal with a lot if you know you have respite coming once a month. So true!