Friday night started out good. I went to a work Christmas dinner and easy child was my date since husband still isn't home. It was a nice dinner. Got home to a very drunk difficult child-A. I just went to bed. It wasn't worth a battle that night. Got up Saturday morning to easy child telling me that he was going to ruin my day. According to easy child, difficult child-A got a call at 3:30 am from a friend that was just jumped and needed a ride. difficult child-A talked easy child into giving him a ride. They got to the scene and instead of difficult child-A trying to help his friend into the car he decided to go confront the people. easy child said he was leaving, call me when you need a ride home. 20 minutes later, easy child gets a call from a friend of difficult child-A's because he was just arrested. So that was how I started out my Saturday morning. difficult child-A in jail on assault 4 and an MIC. husband and I decided when the kids were young, we would not bail them out. And they all know that would be our choice. So, we let difficult child-A sit. It was very hard (probably because it was my first time). Then I found out from easy child that the community service difficult child-A was supposed to do by the end of December was actually supposed to be done 3 weeks ago. It was for a deferment on a traffic ticket. But now he has that to deal with. Oh, but the good news (yeah, right) is that they dropped all charges and released difficult child-A (According to difficult child-A). After all, they were just having a friendly boxing match in the backyard... That's why he has a black eye and a broken nose? difficult child-A stuck to his story even when I called BS. My stupidity is the fact that I actually thought difficult child-A would be sitting in jail thinking about his situation and learning from it..... can we all say "Duuuuuhh!" Why I even thought for a second that difficult child-A would learn something is beyond me. I should of known better!! Oh well. I'll be better prepared the next time. Since difficult child-A is so cocky since he got off, this will be just one of many I am sure.