difficult child started a summer bowling league a few weeks ago. We signed both of the kids up for this summer program through the AMF lanes where they can bowl two free games a day. easy child isn't a good bowler and he gets frustrated, so he doesn't go very often. This afternoon I took difficult child bowling. easy child didn't want to go, so he stayed home, which I thought would be good for difficult child/mom time. We bowled three games. The first two difficult child beat me, but that's not surprising because I'm a very weak and inconsistent bowler. As we played I was very encouraging and supportive of difficult child, praising him when he did really well and tried to be encouraging when he struggled. The third game he did terrible. I think that he was getting tired, but he wanted to bowl three games so that he gets used to bowling that many games on league nights. I, however, bowled a phenomenal third game! The best I bowled in years. difficult child completely turned on me, and got nasty and angry. He never raised his voice, but after my turn was over he would make snide comments because I was doing well and he wasn't. I guess I can only enjoy things with difficult child if he does better than me. *Very frustrating.