Over in shock! It seems Mr. Tightwad is on borrowed time. I don't know what has opened her eyes, but Nichole is seeing him for what and who he truely is. easy child asked Nichole last evening why she had that she thought she'd just wasted 4 yrs on someone stated in her MySpace blog. (we were talking about mates in general) Nichole said it's true. She thinks she has wasted 4 yrs on boyfriend. After all this time he still doesn't treat her well, nor shows any hint of commitment. Now I thought that was significant as she is no longer defending boyfriend. BAD SIGN for him. BUT then after easy child went home Nichole wanted to talk. She is fed up. boyfriend treats her like a little kid. Everything has to be done His Way or not at all. She said the driver's permit thing was a prime example. Turns out she didn't think she'd studied enough for it to take it the day she did. But boyfriend bullied her into the car, drove her there and refused to leave until she took the test. Evidently this is a common thing. She told me that it turned out well wasn't the point. He never takes what she has to say seriously or into consideration. Then she told me what happened at the movies. I'd watched Aubrey yesterday afternoon while they went to the Batman movie Nichole has wanted to see since it came out. I didn't have a problem with it because Nichole had spent hours helping me clean up the patio and disasterous back yard. Now they were supposed to see this movie last week but boyfriend suddenly backed out at the last minute. (normal for him) So Nichole told him he had to buy the family supper if I was watching Aubrey. lol I was surprised she came back in a foul mood since he had finally done something she wanted to do. Turns out that he had to spoil the movie for her. When they got popcorn we have a stand where you can add different cheeses to it. boyfriend put cheese into his soda straw and blew it right into her eyes. Her eyes burn all during the movie. Not enough, he then thought it funny to ram the straw into her throat during the movie. She said Mom, he didn't have to ruin it for me. Why does he always do that? Mom kept quiet. lol Nichole's also be frustrated because she'll have sitter problems next quarter. Her main paramedic class is on sat 9-5pm. Daycare is closed. boyfriend's Dad offered to sit for Aubrey because boyfriend wouldn't. Then she also has classes on Tues and thurs nights. Daycare will close before she's out of class. I'd watch her, but I have a sign language class at the same time on the same days. easy child also has a class. boyfriend won't tell her if he'll watch the baby so she can stop worrying. She told me last night...To H*ll with him, Mom. He's not stopping me this time. I'm not putting my life on hold for him. I'm taking my classes and he'll just have to deal with it. Last night boyfriend announced he wasn't taking Nichole to the outlet mall as he'd promised. No reason. Just a way to hurt her. He used money as an excuse. But Nichole didn't fall for it. She told him it was just because it was something she wanted to do. And as always he had to control if, when, and how it happened. Money, she said, wasn't an issue because she wasn't planning to use his money to buy school clothes. She's using a small portion of her school loan. This morning they were arguing over it again. She told boyfriend that he is a carbon copy of his mother. A major control freak. And that she hated his mother, and wasn't so sure she can spend her life with a control freak. Every time boyfriend got nasty with her she'd hang up on him. lol And thru all of this she never raised her voice. I'm assuming they worked it out enough for her to go with him to his family reunion because she wasn't here when I came back from garage saling. Wow. In 4 long yrs never has Nichole talked like this either to or about boyfriend. She is not holding back to spare his feelings, but telling him like it is. Now this is the little girl I've always known! I'm not getting hopes up. But I think boyfriend's time is running out fast. Oh, and I'll be letting her know that if necessary I'll drop the sign language class to watch Aubrey. That way she won't have to worry sick over it. But I want her to push for boyfriend to watch her first. I'll just be back up.