....and didn't know it! husband and I really haven't seen much of the "I'm an ADULT and can do what I want" behavior of late. So when it does pop up....I tend to get a tad irked. Last night husband went over to our friend's house to work on a set of cornhole boards that he wants to deliver next week. sister in law had come over to watch a movie because her dvd player was on the fritz and I wanted to watch it too. I told husband that when we were done with the movie (Race to Witch Mountain....LOVED it!), I would go to our friend's and help. Meanwhile, difficult child had been in and out a couple of times and was out riding his bike with some friends. After the movie, I went to our friend's and around 11 or midnight, difficult child called looking for us (At this point, he was home). We told him where we were and when he asked if he could ride his bike up we said no because we didn't know how long we would be there. (Well, that and he's more of a hinderance than a help when it comes to the boards and our friend's kids were asleep. They are 4 and 7 and ADORE difficult child. There was nothing really for him to do and we all know how lovely a bored difficult child can act.) Anyway, it turned out that we stayed a lot later than we intended and didn't get home till 2 am. Hmmm.....no difficult child. I called his cell and he said he was still out riding although there seemed to be a bit more background noise than one would expect for a 2 am bike ride. I told him it was two in the morning and he needed to come home. Of course, I got the "I'm 19, I can do what I please" routine. I simply reminded him that he's still in school, and lives in OUR house and needed to come home. I calmly replied with "difficult child, it's TWO in the morning" and hung up. He came home about 15 minutes later and I heard him grumping to husband (I was in bed) about how I treat him like he's stupid, he's 19, blah blah blah, I treat him like he's stupid (that was a big part of the rant) and finally husband told him to just shut his mouth and go to bed. (snicker) Unfortunately I had to get up earlier than I wanted because I told my brother in law and sister in law I would go over and let their dog out this morning as they were away for the weekend. When I got up, it was about 8:40ish, difficult child was up and dressed and his bike was in the front yard (He had put it in the garage last night) He said he was going to church with some friends. Unusual for him but ok, not a problem. After I took care of the dog, husband and I were driving back to our friend's house to get husband's truck since he had had a few beers and didn't want to drive the night before. Seems that husband heard difficult child leave AGAIN around 4 this morning and come back in around 7. You know....on the one hand, difficult child IS right. He's 19 and a legal adult. However, he's still in high school, there is NO reason to be out running the streets in the middle of the night and this is a house and not a hotel. Or a free kitchen......Grrrrrrrr.....I also saw a previously frozen pumkin roll in difficult child's desk drawer this morning. He had gotten it out of the freezer, ate part of it and stashed it in his desk. But he wasn't hiding it or anything....he was going to put it back. Not hiding it but yet.....it was in his DESK drawer??? Ugh. So...we either have yet another talk with difficult child or start a new rule that after a certain time, the house will be locked up. I like that idea but at the same time, I know that SOMETHING will be destroyed when he decides yet again that we are stupid and attempts to break in. I really don't want to deal with that. AAAAaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh. Sometimes I think husband and I should get difficult child situated in a group home situation and then MOVE!!!!