Argh. We're at it again. The good news is that difficult child was caught red handed ... screwdriver on her bed, sitting in his boxers, empty Coke bottle, 2 empty apple sauce containters, game on the 15" screen. Backstory ... I heard footsteps. Decided I had to use the bathroom. Automatically checked difficult child's bed. No difficult child. I tiptoed downstairs to see if he was playing a game on the TV. Nope. Tiptoed back up, figured he was in either my ofc or easy child's. Woke up husband. Hated to do it ... it was his birthday, the other dr was sick so he had dlb the workload, the power went out and they couldn't do therapies on pts, couldn't use the computers, had to move pts to one side of the bldg where there was light from windows ... but I needed him there to help in case difficult child blew up. And also, to have husband participate, because he'd just as soon sleep and not deal with-it at all. I felt mean, but we've GOT to be in on this together so difficult child doesn't target just one of us, and so husband understands how much effort it is. So I put the key in the door, and there difficult child sat, in all his glory. "I can't help it! It's something I can't control!" he said. I was so furious, I shouted, "I'll help you out then, just like they do with-thieves in Saudi Arabia. They cut off their hands!" Okay, not the right answer. I have to laugh at myself for that one, but hey, it's the middle of the night and I am SO sick of his lying. To replace the doorframe, the door, the knob, hinges, etc, will be at least $600. I had it priced out 2 mo's ago when I had the deadbolts put in, but declined to have the work done until I found out exactly how difficult child was getting in, and that he wouldn't ruin the new door and hardware. If he weren't so lacking in motivation for schoolwork, didn't put up a fuss to be on football and baseball teams that he normally likes, if he weren't so rude and disrespectful and defiant and sometimes violent, not to mention smelly, I'd say, hey, I'll fix up your computer in the kitchen and you can play all night long as long as you can make it to school on time and be a cooperative kid. After all, that's what most teens do. That's what easy child did. She'd be dead tired in the a.m. but she pulled it off. But ... he's not. Thanks for letting me vent.