How can an eight year old put me in such a state? She has been horrid and disagreeable since getting out of school all because she couldn't have a play date tonight because I had a meeting. She raged and taunted me over homework. She didn't want my help one minute and claimed I wouldn't help her the next. Stomping, yelling, screaming, knocking stuff over. She even gouged the seat of a dining room chair with a pencil. It went on for 1.5 hours. And then... Poof! She was so sorry she had behaved poorly. It was over for her but not for me. I couldn't eat because I felt sick to my stomach and I got a stress headache I still can't shake. She is the sweetest kid in the world to everyone else but treats me like a pile of trash. I really wish I weren't scheduled to go on the class field trip tomorrow. I just want to run away.