We were going to brother in law/sister in law's house for Mother's Day yesterday. We were having an okay day here. Nothing super special, by any means. easy child made a really cute gift at school and husband eventually took difficult child to the store where he bought me a bag of my favorite chocolates and a very pretty pair of earrings. About an hour before we were supposed to go I heard easy child yelling at difficult child to get out of his room and difficult child refusing to do so. I go upstairs and get the kids separated and tell them both to stop yapping at each other. difficult child says that easy child asked him to help look for his DS and all of a sudden started yelling at him to leave for no reason to get him in trouble. I asked easy child what happened and he said he didn't want difficult child to help him. He just wanted him out of his room. A few minutes after I separated them difficult child came to me and announced that he wasn't going to his aunt's house because he's "tired of easy child's sh**!" I spoke to husband and asked what he wanted me to tell him. We agreed that if he really wanted to stay home that would be the best thing for everyone, because if we made him go with us I would not enjoy myself because I would be waiting for the meltdown to happen. We also agreed that if he chose to stay home, he could not call us after we were gone saying that he changed his mind and that we had to come back home and get him. Once we were gone, we were gone and he was home and that was the end of it. So, he wound up staying home. Is it terrible that I was almost relieved that he did?