Before I start.........Steely, if you're reading this, I'm sorry but you may want to stop now. I don't know why difficult child is doing this and I don't want to upset you. With that said however..... * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * I just got a call from difficult child's adolescent case manager. (He has a new CM now that he's 18 but the previous one and I keep in touch as she is one of the people who is usually at the school with the kids) difficult child is going around school telling everyone that his sister died. (He has 3 of them actually and to my knowledge, everyone is fine. If this had happened, I would have been called.) I don't know how he's acting in regards to this statement but the CM told me that half the school knows and it has upset people. I don't know if they are upset FOR him or if he's somehow got people all riled up but either way this is completely unacceptable. I don't even know what to say about this or have any clue as to why he would do such a thing. I'm at a complete loss here. Aside from a big OMG, the first thing I said to CM when she told me was "And he wonders why he doesn't have any friends". He tells lies like this (not exactly like this but you know what I mean), purposely (at times) acts like an idiot and then for the life of him, can't figure out why people don't want to be around him. This though, tops it even for him. CM is going to email difficult child's counselor when she gets back to the office as he has an appointment tomorrow. I'm just sitting here staring at the screen trying to figure out what to type. I'll give the boy one thing, he's accomplished something that doesn't happen often. I'm completely speechless.