Today went by rather uneventfully today. I cleaned house while both difficult children remained in their own perspective corners watching TV and playing on the computer. All hell broke loose about a half hour ago. I was in my room watching my crime TV when I suddenly heard shouts from the next room. All of a sudden my son was thrown into my bedroom by difficult child 1 while the door shut and my daughter blocked the door from being open. She kept screaming through the door that difficult child 2 did not deserve to come back in the living room because of his attitude. I finally pried the door open and difficult child 1 started screaming at difficult child 2 that he was not allowed back into the living room to watch TV. Apparently my son said something bad about our previous cat Tigger who was given up to a shelter and then subsequently put to sleep. difficult child 1, who was very close to the cat, took offense and went OFF on him. She insisted that he stay in my room (we only have a one room apartment and my son gets the living room) and she refused to let him back into the loco goon so he could watch TV. I got very frustrated because I was really into my show in the bedroom and I really wanted difficult child 2 to go back into the living room so he could watch his own shows. I attempted to call their dad so he could talk sense into difficult child 1, but as usual, he refused to answer the phone because he recognized my number. I then yelled at difficult child 1 to let my son back in the room. She refused and again shut the door and blocked it so difficult child 2 couldn't get out. I finally busted the door down and got in difficult child 1's face. She still refused to budge so I broke down and started spanking her. difficult child is bigger and stronger than me so she pushed me away. I know I shouldn't have spanked her at her age but it was better than the alternative. I really felt like slapping her hard across the face. Nonetheless, difficult child 1 once again gained control and pushed difficult child 2 into our bedroom and layed her body against the door so he couldn't get out. Now my son is stuck in my bedroom and difficult child 1 has taken control over the livingroom. I know it's only a matter of time till difficult child 1 falls asleep. I've given her her night time pills at 6:30. I'm waiting for them to kick in any time now. Once they hit she'll be in our room crashed out on the bed. Oh I hope it happens soon. I just want one night of PEACE.