than a 5th grader. At least that is what my difficult child must think. Last night I was making dinner and helping difficult child with his homework. difficult child was smelling the dinner cooking and having a hard time focusing on his homework so I decided not to press the issue. Meanwhile, I'm thinking to myself I've done well... I actually recognized and dodged the meltdown bullet. YAY!! Next thing you know, difficult child pulls a new one that broadsided me like a plank hitting me in the side of the head. I never even saw it coming. We were serving up dinner when difficult child starts crying and carrying on about how husband has wronged him. This has me very confused because I have been in the room the entire time and if anything, husband is going out of his way to be nice to difficult child. When I pressed difficult child for details, he stumbled and couldn't come up with particulars. That is when I called him on his bluff and told him this was unacceptable. My husband couldn't take the false accusations and chose to go upstairs until difficult child was done dinner. I was totally shocked at this behavior. This was a new side of difficult child I had not seen before. At any rate, difficult child ate his dinner and proceeded to ask for seconds. I denied him the seconds because husband had said he wouldn't come eat until difficult child was done. My thinking at this point was that perhaps difficult child didn't really need the seconds so much as he was trying to stall off husband from coming downstairs. husband tells me that this is the type of behavior he gets from difficult child whenever I'm not home and that it is continual. YIKES!!! This has enlightened me in many ways. Despite the fact that I absolutely love my job, I now realize just how crucial it is that I find a job working straight day shifts. I spoke with my boss about all of this the other day. He doesn't want to see me go but he can't give me straight days. He has told me that I could use him as a reference. So now I have an interview this morning. I know I can do the job... most probably in my sleep. However, it may be a stepping stone for better opportunities down the road. I'm off to my interview now. Have a great day everyone.