husband is going into an inpatient treatment for his seizures and some other things the VA thinks he needs. He will be gone for 3 months, but after 1 month he might be able to come home on weekends. difficult child is about to lose his mind!! No matter how I try to show him that 3 months is not forever, he can't see it. We are getting his show hogs in this weekend and he has now decided that he doesn't wanna show because husband will be gone. ( lovely, the checks have already been cashed to pay for the hogs, he's gonna do it) He has started acting out in school and I have had just the loveliest conversations with a few of his teachers. ( please read into my sarcasm). His grades are stellar, he just can't quit yelling out in class. Today he was answering true or false questions and kept hollering that f means fail and he did not want that on his paper. When he and I talked and I explained that his teacher wouldn't fail his paper because he had an f written on it, he got upset because she didn't explain it like that. She was of little help. When tried to explain that to her, she wouldn't even try to understand him. She said he just better be a better student tomorrow. (Insert dramatic eye roll!) I am exceptionally grateful that the principal sides with me in the fact that difficult child just thinks differently so when she sends difficult child to the office, he will sit and play with his box of goodies in the counselors office. easy child middle kid and easy child little kid are sad about husband leaving, they are just more optimistic about life. (well easy child little kid is 3 so time really isn't her thing yet). easy child little kid and I will have a birthday on Thursday and husband will miss it. Any ideas in how to help difficult child cope?