....for the first time in a while. That's not to say that he hasn't been in trouble at school lately, just that they haven't called. (And keep in mind, the last day of school is Monday ) This time though, it was his teacher of record trying to track down a missing piece from ceramics class. When difficult child came home yesterday, he told me he had made me something in ceramics class. (Which he's done before and he's made some really neat stuff!) It was a 3 section piece that when put together was about the size of a bumper sticker. It's purposely in sections, fits together perfectly and has LED ZEPPLIN spelled out in a really cool font that they used on one of their albums. It's actually pretty awesome! And unfortunately, it's actually someone else's. So...not only did he lie to me but he brought stolen goods into my house. (again) I took it back to the school and dropped it off at the office but didn't get a chance to speak with anyone. I'm still waiting to hear what the school is going to do. I think there's been talk of seeing if the actual owner of this and her parents want to press charges. husband and I talked and feel that charges SHOULD be pressed but I don't know what's going to happen yet. If he does get charged, I'm wondering if he would be held for such a small thing. If he is....I do know that we won't bail him out. I haven't talked to difficult child yet as he had Friday school today. (Yep....Friday school on a Thursday. Evidently a lot of kids have Spring Fever because they ran out of room on Friday and had to hold one today too. It's basically detention after school till 6) Aside from the usual anger over this, it just puts me in a real funk. He goes in stages with stuff like this so if the pattern holds, this is the beginning of another theft phase. Great. I just don't know what to do. husband and I were going to kick him out at the end of the school year and then talked of maybe holding off for a month or so to try to get something set up for insurance for his medications. Now though, we still don't have anything in place and he has broken one of our "immediate eviction" rules from the house rules that he signed. AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH. There really should be more padding for that space between the rock and the hard place.