I was on vacation. I came home in time for difficult child's counseling appointment on Monday. Things continue to go well so I asked him to join easy child and me for dinner on Thursday. He said he'd love to come. Wednesday night he called and asked me to pick him up from aunt's house. He needed to speak with me. For one hour, I filled my head with all sorts of scenarios, i.e., girlfriend is pregnant, emancipation papers, change of guardianship, etc. I picked him up and he said, "I want to come home." HUH? Six weeks ago he told me he was never coming home. He never really gave me a reason why he wants to come home besides, "I miss easy child, I miss you, I miss my house." Thursday we went to dinner and came back here. His girlfriend joined us, too. It was the first time he's graced my doorstep since February. He didn't seem uncomfortable at all. I took them back to aunt's house at 10:30 p.m. There was no discussion of him coming home that night except when he left, he hugged easy child and said, "I'll be back." Last night he called three times from girlfriend's cell. I answered at 9:30 p.m. He wants to come home Monday morning after his counseling appointment. I asked why the urgency. He said he just wants to come home. He's going to pack everything up on Sunday. I told him if he came back it would be to stay, no changing his mind in a month or two or three. I told him there are the same rules in place as when he left. I also told him he would absolutely continue in counseling. He agreed to everything. He said he's grown up and learned from his mistakes. He has not spoken with my husband since that fateful day when he left. My husband isn't ready for him to come home. easy child isn't ready for him to come home. I'm sitting here in a fog. If I call my sister, she won't tell me anything. There's a big "I told you so" on the line whether I say it or not... it's still there. Has he been asked to leave their house? What about my brother? Why didn't he run there next? Or isn't he welcome? My son isn't offering anything. I think his girlfriend will be loyal to him if I called her and not tell me anything. All of you who have been there done that (and even if you haven't), speak up... I welcome any advice!