Ya know, I was proud of difficult child. Last evening he came in from playing basketball with some older boys and handed H what he'd found on the ground at the park (in our subdivision).....a gorgeous, hand-blown glass marijuana pipe!! difficult child is almost fourteen (going on 10), and he truly had no clue what it was, just that it was pretty. SO, I sure didn't want it in MY house, so I marched my little boy to the police station to "turn it in". The police office was SO nonchalant it made me hoppin' mad! He said that all he was going to do was throw it away. He could have at least said, "Thank you, young man, for doing the right thing!", or something similiar. Here I was trying to take the opportunity to make an impression on my son and what did I get...NOTHING! Would it have hurt that officer to have made my son feel a wee bit important? It could have gone a looooong way with him. It just ticks me off that we seem to get almost NO support in even the smallest of ways.