Which is in 8 months. I said, "I have 6 cats, 3 kids here, a dog and now you want to move in???" Everyone laughed and said, difficult child 2 isn't even a kid and came after the dog. I said, "Well, difficult child 2 is a full time job!" Where is he going to sleep? The couch? Are they *trying* to kill me??? difficult child 2 has been here since Thursday. He got suspended from school for a week for what *sounds* like really stupid things and a week long suspension that seems to be really exorbitant. difficult child 2's mom is still waiting on the incident report to see what really happened. The good news is, he called me the other day because he could feel himself getting ready to explode; that he's been angry and irritable over everything and nothing, and that's why he wanted to come here for a few days. And he's done well. We've talked a lot and he seems to be getting it - some of it anyway. He's been calm and on an even keel. When things have happened - genuine things - that would have normally set him off (heck, they would have set me off) and he would have done something stupid, he's handled it really well. Then, as he's walking out the door today to go to a friend's house, he tells me that he wants to stay here when he goes back to school (after his suspension). And, of course, he and easy child have already figured out how to get him to school as he lives in another school district. If he wants to stay, of course I'll let him stay if it's ok with his mom. I don't think I can handle anymore "good" news.