difficult child had counseling today and I've been noticing for awhile now that a lot of days we have counseling, he's just a little snot that evening. Is it just my sweet innocent angel or has anyone else noticed this too? It's not usually (notice I said USUALLY) really bad but just enough "extra" to make you want to squish his head like on New Kids in the Hall. Tonight we got home and I told him that he had to do his study time that husband have had for him at various times depending on his grades. (PO told him last week that he will be going M-Th to a homework help program after school. He didn't go today because of his counseling appointment) OMG.....there were so many excuses and arguments on why he couldn't/shouldn't/wouldn't it would make your head spin. (and mine nearly did complete with the projectile pea soup) I finally got him in his room and after a bit opened his door to check on him. Of course he wasn't working on his homework so I told him to leave it open and Get. To. Work. A while later I checked on him again and he was somewhat flipping through one of his study guides but was also laying there watching a movie on his computer. (ooooook........time for THAT to come out) Then it was arguments over why he couldn't have his 2nd pot pie since we had been home (I was getting ready to fix supper), why he couldn't eat what I fixed, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/919Mad.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/919Mad.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/919Mad.gif GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. I'm just so sick of the arguing, the excuses, the whining, ARGH! Of course it doesn't help that for the third week in a row, husband has been out of town for training. (home on weekends but still) So I called the poor man and just went off on a "slight" vent while difficult child was in the shower. (cause he HAD to have one right that minute) If that man knows what is good for him he better find some spa to send me off to for a weekend (or month) and SOON! Anyhoodles........I only meant to ask about behavior after counseling appointments but kind of veered off there. Sorry! Any observations, comments, invitations for me to visit????