to disrupt. It started early this morning. We tried to encourage difficult child to stay home while husband and I went to church. Usually I just go but because it is a holiday husband will usually come with me which means difficult child wants to go. I probably should have had them both stay home but I like on holidays when husband comes to church with me. While we were walking through the parking lot difficult child was following very closely behind husband (practically at his heels as always). difficult child ended up tripping and falling on the cement because he did end up stepping on husband's heels. I'm sure he was embarrassed but he got up and started yelling at husband and accusing him of tripping him. This was embarrassing because lots of others were walking through the parking lot. husband, of course, told him he didn't trip and told him he shouldn't be following so close behind him. difficult child kept mouthing off. Finally husband said he wasn't dealing with this and left to go back to the car. difficult child went with him. I went into church figuring they would pick me up after but husband ended up coming in with difficult child. I sat between them. Naturally difficult child drove me crazy during church (and probably everybody around him. He would tap his fingers on the wooden pews and get mad at me when I told him to stop and then would continue for awhile. He did this at various times throughout the Mass. Then he would lean his head on my shoulder and whisper/yell at me to stop putting my head on top of his which I wasn't doing. Then he started slipping his hand beneath my bottom and legs. He got upset when I made him stop and then physically moved my arms (he is way stronger than me)because I had positioned them so he couldn't do it. Then at the offertory time when husband went to find some money in his wallet he realized he had way less cash than he should have. Of course, difficult child is denying taking it but husband is not happy and is almost positive that difficult child has been stealing from him. He is also really hurt because he does so much for difficult child. When we came home difficult child saw me opening my car door but pushed it shut so he could get in first. Throughout the day he has continued to be rude and walk in front of me; when I asked him to move so that I could baste the ham husband had to help insist and then he stood right behind me so that I couldn't help but touch him when I opened the oven door. I absolutely love holidays but feel like just skipping the next big one because difficult child always manages to disrupt them. I did tell him he is not coming to Christmas Mass with husband and me. I'm actually looking forward to going back to work on Tuesday just so I won't be around him 24/7. Not very nice am I?