And difficult child 1's nightly chore is dishes. The two are related. He has been putting dishes away without washing them! Amazingly he is the only one who hasn't gotten it. We're going on 2 weeks now of throw up and diarrhea. Every time someone makes a sick mess here I get mad at difficult child 1 all over again. Which doesn't do any one any good so I stuff my feelings and vent to you. I might need to do paper stuff for awhile while I get this under control. And he got in a fight today at school. It was with another Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) boy that he is very good friends with. No punches were thrown. There was lots of yelling and throwing things, in the middle of class. I'm sure there were a few students hit by accident. difficult child 1 and the other boy have already said sorry and think everything is fine. The school is going to try to make this a teaching moment. I hope it works. It started over both of them being inflexible. He had parent teacher conferences tonight. He is doing much better behavior wise in his classes. Academically he is doing better too. His grades aren't better, but I have been swamped at home and not able to check on his grades. He has made sure he is passing in all his classes. If a class gets about a D- he goes to the teacher himself to get his grade up. This is a first for him.