So those who are familiar with my difficult child, know he has been more aggressive lately and was getting into fights with his friends in the neighborhood. As a result of this we have pretty much kept him in with the exception of going to his organized activities (Scouts, soccer, unicycle). He turned his attention to poker games on the computer, but could not handle the disappointment of losing - which sent him into major meltdowns. So for now - no more of that. He got a trumpet this summer when we were out of state visiting my husband's family. It was husband's trumpet when he was a boy. He has been playing his trumpet on the corner of our street. He hasn't had lessons and can't play in tune, but regardless he loves it and passerby's seem to enjoy his enthusiasm too - many have given him tips. Actually he made $18 yesterday and $18 a different time. AMAZING! People are so cool. Well - our neighbor yelled at him yesterday and told him to be quiet you can't make noise after 5 pm. Then again today, he yelled go home and play that somewhere else. This is the same neighbor who complained numerous times that our 2 year old golden retriever barks at him and they feel like prisoners in their own backyard of which they have lived for 34 years. As a result of his repeated complaints and my lack of energy to deal with it, we ended up getting rid of her recently (which now that I think about it may be some of the reasons difficult child is exhibiting so much anger). So here we are with difficult child in the house on a beautiful sunny fall day because he can't play with his friends (they don't even call or come over now) and he can't use the computer - and now he can't play his trumpet on our street. What the heck. Anyone want to come over and wait for the time bomb to go off? Poor kid. Arrgggh!