We have been up for all of an hour and it has been a VERY looooooooong hour. Last night, when I went to bed, I saw that difficult child 1 was sleeping with difficult child 2. Not a problem, most of the time, since they are each other's "safety". difficult child 2's bed is against a wall so when difficult child 1 joins him, difficult child 2 sleeps against the wall the difficult child 1 sleeps on the outside (otherwise difficult child 2 smushes difficult child 1). We had a thunderstorm in the middle of the night and difficult child 2 is afraid of thunderstorms. He crawled over difficult child 1 to get out and come in my room. When the storm whas over, difficult child 2 crawled into difficult child 1's bed so he wouldn't wake difficult child 1 up. We all got up within 5 minutes of each other this morning. So ...... I made Toaster Strudel for difficult child 2 for breakfast. I made Toaster Scrambles for difficult child 1. Usually I let them fix their own breakfast and difficult child 1 will usually have leftovers. The ONLY breakfast foods he likes are Toaster Scrambles, eggs, and bacon. Anyway, difficult child 1 came into the kitchen before the food was ready and here's the conversation difficult child 1: "Are you making me some breakfast?" Me: yep difficult child 1: What are you making for me? Me: Toaster Scrambles difficult child 1: Why those (voice volume increasing) and not chow mein or SOMETHING GOOD? *I went silent and he left the kitchen* Me: difficult child 2, your breakfast is ready. difficult child 2: Thanks Mom difficult child 1: I guess that means it's time for ME to eat too (VERY irritated voice) *set plate on the table and walk away* Me: When you're done, you can go back up to your room. I am not going to deal with this attitude. difficult child 1: It's difficult child 2's fault. He woke me up in the middle of the night because of a stupid storm. Me: Well, he had to crawl OVER YOU to get out of HIS bed agaaaaain. difficult child 1: He didn't have to wake me up. (keep in mind that difficult child 2 is a foot taller and 100 pounds heavier than difficult child 1) Me: He didn't exactly do it on purpose. If you hadn't been in his bed, he would have been able to get out of HIS bed without waking anyone up. difficult child 1: But... (I cut him off before he could say another word) Me: I am not going to argue about it and I will not allow you to blame difficult child 2 for YOUR c***py attitude. When you are done, go up to your room. He ate BOTH Toaster Scrambles and went into the other room. I went in there and said "to your room please". difficult child 1 said "I know you're trying to get me to go back to sleep but it's not going to work". Ummmmm......no, I just don't want him near difficult child 2 OR me when he's in this frame of mind because it will only go downhill from here. It's going to be one looooooong day.