So an update on difficult child. He still seems to be pretty mad at me but at least I got the obligatory "Happy Mothers Day" text on Sunday. That was it though -he never responded to any of my texts. Oh well, I'll take it. Apparently he was not fired from his job a couple of months ago. He was given a warning and then given another warning a few weeks ago. He has been calling in sick and giving away his shifts because they are inconvenient for him - ie. he would rather party with his friends. He's been told that if he is late one more time or gives away one more shift he will be fired. This weekend is a long weekend for us. He is scheduled to work Friday, Saturday, Sunday - wonder if he'll make it through without losing his job. I called him this morning. He answered the phone and talked to me briefly. Says he's going out west this summer to visit a 'friend'. He told my parents that he's going to Saskatchewan to visit a girlfriend he has met online then to British Columbia with his other friend to visit people there. My mom says "How do you know he isn't some creepy guy on the computer?" difficult child knows. Uh, ok. I'm not overly worried about it because he'll never have enough money to make the trip. Hopefully he's not stupid enough to hitchhike - his friend is flying. Oh, and difficult child doesn't have a birth certificate so I'm not sure how he's going to prove his identity (to fly) because his passport is about to expire in June and I'm not renewing it for him. Guess he'll be out of luck. I hope this trip doesn't work out for him. The thought of him ending up on the other side of the country and possibly not coming back scares the daylights out of me. Vancouver, like Toronto (which we are near) has a huge drug problem and homeless teen problem. At least if he is here I can kind of keep an eye on him without enabling him. Hopefully his buddy's mother doesn't 'lend' him the money. I hope she's not that stupid. He's already a month behind on his $25 a week room and board because of his work issues. What is it with difficult child's and relationships lately? Ugh!