"Mom, calm down!" This is because I am tired of being one of his friend's personal on call taxi service - among other things - and told easy child so. easy child is lucky his head is still attached to his shoulders after saying that to me. Rotten kid. easy child is willing to bend over backwards for his friends. While it's admirable that he is so giving, because of his age it often requires my involvement. (Although easy child does go too far and has given a lot of money - his money - to his friends. We've discussed this. A lot.) I don't mind picking up his friends or taking them home and this kid's mom works two jobs so I know he often has no other way here. However, the last several times I've picked him up or taken him home, his mom was home. I still wouldn't mind if my pain hasn't been so elevated. And tonight he was going to be ready to come over at 10p.m. and it turned out being closer to 11. I'm not just sitting here on the edge of my seat waiting for the call, Know what I mean?? But for easy child to tell ME to calm down?!! I don't think so. ETA: Oh, and after all that...we get there and this kid's mom is home.