easy child has sports camp this week, so I got him up and ready to go and as I was leaving I told difficult child that I had to stop at the store on the way home and I would see him when I got back. When I got home he was making himself eggs and sausage for breakfast. I was chatting with him while he was cooking and I was putting the things away that I bought. He ate and came into the den and asked me if he really had to clean up after he cooked his breakfast. I told him that he did and that's the rule. You cook, you clean up. He gets annoyed that I won't clean up for him, so he throws a ball at me. It missed and it was really soft so it wouldn't have hurt me if it had, but I took it away from him and told him to go clean up his mess. Again, he refused and now was complaining that I was really mean to him when I took the ball away and wasn't going to cleam up until I said I was sorry. So I went up to his room and tried to take his Xbox controllers away. I got two of them, but he managed to grab the third before I could. I took the two that I had and put them in my room. He starts demanding that I give them back. I told him that once he did what was expected of him I would be more than happy to give them back. He didn't like that answers, so the cursing began and he said he was going to play his Xbox and he didn't give a f$* if I said that he couldn't. Now I'm getting really annoyed because I feel like I'm losing control, so I went downstairs and shut off the curcuits to his room. No power = no video games. That did't make him any happier and he was screaming and cursing, so I picked up my bag and a small needlework project that I'm working on and told difficult child that I had errands to run and I walked out the door, all the while he's screaming at me and demaning that I turn the power back on in his room. I drove for a while and finally went to a park that is about 20 minutes from the house. I sat for a little while. I worked on my sitching. After a little while I decided to head back home. Just as I was starting difficult child called me on my cell and asked where I was. I told him I was out. "When are you coming home?" I told him that I would come home when I was ready. His answer to that was "f(&* you!!" and I hung up the phone on whatever the rest of the sentance was. So, now I'm heading home and I have no desire to go there, so I go to another grocery store that didn't have something that I had looked for in the store I went to after I dropped easy child at camp. When I got back into the car I realized that I had left my phone in the car and when I checked it I saw that I had missed a call from difficult child. I call him and told him that I was sorry that I missed his call but that I had left the phone in the car. Now he's crying, begging me to come home, telling me that he's sorry and he'll tell me that however many times I want as long as I come home. I told him I was at the store and was leaving and would be home in a ferw minutes. I get home and he tells me again that he's sorry. I asked him if he cleaned up his mess from breakfast and he said that he would do it right now and I told him that once I saw him at least start to clean up (which was only 1 pan to begin with) I would turn the power back on in his room. He's been fine ever since. After I left the house I wasn't sure if that was the right thing to do, but I was losing muy patience and didn't know what to do. What if he really blew up and wrecked the place? The worst thing that he did was take the power cable to my laptop because he was mad at me, but he put it in his room and locked the door, so not only was my power cable locked in his room, but now he had locked himself out. Could I please unlock the door for him, which I did. School starts here two weeks from today and he knows that. I'm sure that is part of what his problem was this morning.