Sorry, just need to vent. difficult child just called (she's had a two-week streak of "How Dare You Try to Converse With Me, Mortals" after a one-week streak of "I Need Something" and is now testing out "I Will Speak At You Because If I Laughed About This To Someone Else They Would Know What I Am Like / I Need Something"). Well, firstly, she's getting ANOTHER plane ticket, this time to my parents', performing her annual pilgrimage to that set of drinking buddies. She usually stays at grandma, not as a hanging-out-with-grandma thing, but as a there-is-a-big-room-here-I-will-use-it-kthx-bye thing. But at least this buys me some free time in January - so hey, she wants to not study or even make it to the exam in February because she/we can't afford it, her choice. And then, guess what, she's pretending to be engaged - it started a while ago to, and get this, make another girl jealous. I mean. COME ON. Pretending like that guy is your boyfriend (and he's in on it) is one thing, now saying you're engaged while sincere congratulations pour in from all sides is another. She thinks it fun. Uh, yeah. I don't think that girl you're intentionally trying to put down feels likewise. Goddamn facebook feed. I can't read it, can't not read it. Day before yesterday she was bragging to the world about how fun last nights' party was, on the basis that she couldn't remember it (and she is promising everyone a "replay" when she's moved in here with me... No no no. No!). I mean- I am sure this kind of petty, catty lying and black-out partying is cool. IF YOU ARE FIFTEEN. Gnaash. gnshh. *Gnashing teeth together* I mean what goes through their head?!