difficult child has been doing pretty well recently. She has much less stress in her life due to IEP plan and is making friends through class and cheerleading. But, she crossed a big line this morning. Dad likes to joke around with her in the morning. It makes her grumpy. Lighthearted on his part, but she doesn't respond well and has been shooting him very dirty looks every morning. She is not nice. husband has a turkey caller and was goofing around with it. She shoots him a nasty look. She's not eating breakfast. He tickles her to see if she will lighten up. Doesn't work. He walks by her to go to another room and she thinks he's going to tickle her, I suppose. She picks up her butter knife and holds it out as if to threaten him and protect herself. Impulse reaction. Well, that set me off. I grabbed it out of her hand and scream at her never to threaten another human with a knife. Then she refuses to put her patch on after I ask her and have it in my hand. So she grabs it out of my hand and slaps it on the counter. husband picks it up and pulls her jeans slightly down to get the patch on her rear end. Ugh! So she goes to school with no breakfast(her choice). husband, easy child and me all feeling crappy about what happened. Her Friday night sleepover will be gone. TV gone. My Friday night Xmas shopping will now be gone. (husband and easy child are out of town) I am mad at her for ruining my plans. (I'm whining) But I am most concerned about her picking up the knife.