Currently he goes to school for 3 hours in the morning, goes to a volunteer job and then back to school for night school. Today he comes home before going to the volunteer job and his book bag is crammed full of toys. He told me they are for the little brother's of his friend D and she needs a place to hide them. That is fine with me but so many things have shown up in this house over the years (and vice versa) that husband and I don't know the history on, I want verification. I got a lot of argument from him, he was going to just take the stuff back to D but I said no. I locked it all in my room and told him I don't have a problem with it, I. Just. Want. Verification. Honestly, his story sounds completely plausible. I inspected the stuff and can see where someone peeled the price tags off, it's all for little boys and it's nothing that would catch difficult child's eye if he were in the "acquiring" mood. But because of YEARS of his history, I simply want to make sure his story holds up. I just think it's sad that I can't trust a thing my kid tells me without checking on it. I hate it actually. Aside from being a pain and inconvenient, it hurts and it's draining. difficult child, on the other hand, is ticked. Oh...and he also had 4 cans of Mt. Dew in his bag. Just what he needs.