go wrong tonight? I'm almost afraid to ask. husband went home sick today with a horrible cold so I told him I would pick both kids up (this meant about an extra 30 minutes of driving on my part but it would have meant about 75 minutes for him). He said he would fry the potatoes for supper. I go to pick up difficult child and he is angry as can be that it's me and not dad. Oh well-get over it. Of course, I'm a "B" for picking him up and Dad's an "N" for not picking him up. I call easy child and said be ready and be outside when I get there. After I get there she isn't outside and I ended up having to wait about 12 more minutes which wouldn't be such a big deal but I have difficult child in the car and at least a 25 minute or more ride ahead of us. husband called on my way home to remind me to stop and pick up the soda so another detour to the grocery store because I remembered some other stuff to pick up. When I got to within a mile of home, husband called and said how close were we and not to hurry home because he had just put out a fire in the kitchen. We were too close and so we came home. The house was full of smoke, the window open (it's freezing), and the smoke alarm was going off because we couldn't get it to stop! Minor smoke damage in the kitchen. Poor husband-accidentally put the cover on the oil while it was heating-even though he's made the potatoes several times before-and when he took the cover off flames shot up. Poor husband-he kept apologizing. No need to as it was an accident. We ended up ordering pizza. My principal called me at home to say I was getting another student tomorrow which puts me up to 27 which is huge! Last year I was at 21 most of the year. Then easy child who has constipation problems used the toilet. I asked her if it was o.k. for me to use and she said "it went down". I go to use it and, yep, you guessed it the thing overflowed This sent me over the edge and I yelled. She said thanks for yelling and making her night worse. I was mad and told her if she drank the water she was supposed to or took the medications the doctor at prescribed for this I wouldn't be upset. She is trying hard to get another long term assignment done that she put off plus she has additional homework. She isn't using her study hall time for anything but talking-this by her own admission. Of course, I'm feeling guilty that I lost it and yelled and now she doesn't want to be anywhere near me. Sorry this is such a long whine and I know I just vented the other day about wanting to hide over in general but I had to get this out because I'm ready to either cry or scream or both! O.k. pity party is now done!