Just when I think I am OK with difficult child, and everything, I get a bad case of the "whys" I am guessing that Christmas Break has a lot to do with it, but this one is just tearing me up. easy child came home, and I saw how grown up she has become since leaving for college. Handling things like her loans, looking for an apartment, finding a job making new friends. I NEVER see difficult child being able to do this. Any of it. And, it is tearing me up. Because in her mind she will be able to do all of it. I know she has 2 more years of H.S., and yes things can change, but I just do not see it happening. She is doing nothing to help herself. Sorry for the pity party. It has just been a hard morning this morning. difficult child wouldn't get up to shower, and when she finally did, it was so late that I am sure she is going to be late for school. Again. I just do not know how to fix this. I would love for her to be able todo online school, but she HAS to be around other kids. And quite honestly I need her away from me and out of the house. OK, I think I am done for the morning. I need to go remind her that we have to leave in 5 minutes. (Why am I wasting my breath?) She will be late again, and then afraid to go in, and then I will have to sit there for 10 minutes etc. I am just having a really hard time taking a deep breath and moving on this morning.