difficult child was very mad at me for something on the way to trumpet lesson last night so he decided to punish me by: "When I get famous, you will not get any money." I asked what he was going to get famous for. "Playing the trumpet. When someone is really good, they sometimes get paid to play." (keep in mind difficult child does have a natural ability but it is going nowhere because he does not practice like he should). "You will not be allowed at go to my concerts and I will make sure that you never buy a CD. You will never get to hear me play." I told him he needs to start practicing so that he can become famous. So, this is where you all come in. I am asking all my friends to be available to help sneak me into his concerts and buy me his CDs. Today we stopped at a garage sale. I said, "Since I will not be able to buy your CD's, I have a little extra money for this sale." "Mom!!!" "Well, you did say I can not buy your CD's." "Mom!!!" Why can't all our "punishments" be directed into the far off future and in an area that is very unlikely to happen?