I work VERY parttime, on call. I seldom work all summer so that difficult child isn't inconvenienced (ahem), but now that school is back in session, I work while he's in school and have everyone trained that I need to leave the office at 4:00 so that I can meet his bus at 4:30. Today, he was sick (NOT) and husband went to school to get him at 11:30. He was alone all afternoon. First of all, I keep all the computers completely turned off and passwords hidden so that he doesn't get on the computer and surf XXX junk. husband left his on when he went back to work after lunch. Soooooo, of course my 14 year old son spent time on the computer looking at....you guessed it....XXX junk. Then I suppose he was shooting his airsoft gun around the house since I'm finding pellets everywhere. He ate six ice cream bars, a whole bag of chips, gatorade, etc. The house was trashed. Now mind you, he was only here alone for 3 1/2 hours. What's a parent to do? Do I not have a life at all....ever???? I'm so tired of this.