I'm double-dipping - my morning Tweet says it all, lol! So, the judge has a few choices that I know of - of course, being a judge, he can do whatever he wants: Detention for a period of time - days, weeks, who knows? Commitment to DYS. Our state's so-called emancipation. Send difficult child home and tell him to "behave". First, he's been in detention, twice, did nothing for him. Third time's a charm? Doubt it. DYS is probably a good place for him to learn more bad behavior, but hey, he'd be secure and "safe" and maybe - ha - learn a lesson. Emancipation, well, he's pretty much been doing that for a few weeks, and a few more before the last court date(s), and seems to be managing. Might work, but I'll be likely getting an ex parte order, just in case. The good thing about this is that if he does try to break in here again, he'll be arrested. Although we did watch a TV special the other night called "Kids Who Kill". Nice. I knew I should have turned it off. The last option will absolutely send me off the charts. I already warned his DJO that *I* would likely be locked up for contempt if the judge orders this, because I will REALLY tell him like it is! She came back right away with "Oh no he WON'T! *I*will let him have it if he does this!" So, yeah, woohoo and all that.... So, less than 2 hours. Well, the hearing is scheduled for 10, and so are a few others. We might get in first,but I doubt it. difficult child did text me last night and said "court at 9". I said, "no, 10" but didn't hear any more from him.