constant arguing over who's playing who's game boy games (and it's only the second day out of school!), "I'm bored" (tons of television stations they could watch), and now.....choking "DENSE SMOKE" advisory! (and we aren't even NEAR the forest fires. The fires are in eastern north carolina but the smoke has arrived here and yup, sure enough it is chokingly so. It is smelly and since it's so hot it brings it right on down to our ground level. Can't send the kids out to play in it as it's unhealthy so no break. I am trying to appease the gods and find things to do for them, seperate them when I can but nothing is making them happy no matter what I seem to come up with. You can only let them play in the bath tub for so long as that seems to be the one activity that works. Add in a 16 1/2 year old who didn't take her medication for ADHD this morning since she slept over a friends house last night and then I took her right to have wisdom teeth pulled first thing this morning and.... omigosh you think I was the worst parent the way she was carrying on because I would not take her right from the appointment to game stop (as promised) to get the game she wanted! I couldn't do it because she was so groggy and out of it. I told her later. Boy did she carry on hysterically. I was amazed being so out of it she could still do so but it was typical of not having her morning medication in her, just amplified from sedation. Then she passes back out at home for an hour on living room floor in front of me only to wake back up and start all over again! *sigh* I get worked up and I start choking because of my cough. Do these kids not get being sick, can they not see with their own eyes? Must the world always revolve around them with each moment of the day? I mean come on! One I just wanted to wait until she could function to take, the other two I want to learn how to be satisfied with the million and one things they actually DO have to do (heck, they even have each other!) Ok, I'm done ranting. I'm just tired of this and it's going to be a loooong summer if it continues. I hope I can make it until July 7th. At least the one (middle) difficult child will start back up a new school year as she will go year round this year. The one GOOD choice I made to try and separate the two little ones over the summer and help her since she is a poor student and being kept back because of it. Thanks for listening.