And then the even dumber lies she uses to try and explain it all.... UGH!!!! She will only eat foods high in sugar and chocolate. For the rest of the family, these items are special "treats"....but difficult child will go days and days skipping healthy meals - and then scarf up junk food like it's going out of style. Yesterday was DS's birthday....so there is difficult child this morning packing a GIANT piece of cake for lunch and a big baggie of sugary cereal. I thought you don't eat breakfast or lunch, I say. But o no - difficult child explains that she only skips meals when she is running really, really late. Uh-huh. Like how she was running late this morning? O that's different - silly me! I haven't had any underwear in the wash from difficult child in roughly six weeks. She only owns 7 pairs of panties - so do the math. Either she is not wearing any underwear at all....or she is just not changing it for days and days at a time. Over the weekend, I told her she needed to find all of her dirty underwear and make sure it gets washed. O, I was told, she just washed it by hand a few days ago....so nope, nothing needs to go into the machine - again. difficult child made a big deal about how she was moving out soon....couldn't stand to live with us....doesn't need us for anything, yadda, yadda, yadda... The turns around and asks for a few hundred dollars to buy her some nice new furniture....o and some clothes.....o and here's what she wants for Xmas. Yeah, I'll get right on that for ya! AND she has been dropping hints that she's going to change her program at school AGAIN! The school system requires that each student follow a "graduation plan". This ensures that every student gets the courses they need to graduate on time plus get electives in an area of interest that will prepare them for college, or a career, or an internship opportunity or whatever... difficult child changed hers three times last year - switching from the Honors/college bound program, to the non-Honors/college bound program, to non-Honors/Military bound program. (And then she flunked her way through the school year anyway and only passed 9th grade by a single point - I guess she is looking for the graduation plan that requires her to do absolutely nothing and then get a career making millions for very little work). And each time she changes plans, I am required to go into the school for a meeting and a review of the required courses for the new programs and I am supposed to sign off on all kinds of stuff. So now, difficult child is hinting that she wants to switch to non-Honors/career bound. She wants to take cosmetology classes offered at the school's career center....and THEN join the military....(even though she is not currently working toward even being able to pass the ROTC's physical fitness test)...and THEN go to college...(even though she dropped out of the "college bound" program a long time ago). UGHHHHH!!!! Calgon - take me away!