First of all, that danged TV needs to come OUT of his room. It's too heavy for me to move, so has husband done anything about it yet? Nope, 'cuz it's nap time! (Partly excusable from his medications, but hey, deal with it!) difficult child 1 was up until the wee hours again on Saturday night watching TV. Then Sunday he claimed he never knew he wasn't allowed to watch past midnight -- Hello? Are you deaf? (I've only told him this about a dozen times. That's about a dozen times too many, huh?) So today when I drove husband to his MRI, husband asked difficult child 1 to do a small chore for him while we were gone. It was a very simple task and should have taken less than 10 minutes to complete. I called from the imaging center about an hour after we'd left -- nope, he hadn't done it yet and didn't even remember husband asking him. Also hadn't taken his medications yet like he'd been also asked before we left. Said he was doing it. Now. I called back about an hour later when we were having lunch. Turns out he's playing a video game (still -- same one he was playing when we left) and he says yeah, he took care of that little task husband asked about. And yes, he took his medications. But no, he hasn't eaten yet, so he says he'll go do that. Now. We get home around 3:30pm and guess what? Still playing video games and STILL had NOT done the job he was asked to do, and STILL hasn't eaten anything (and he's got Lacrosse at 5pm) and he's now LIED about ALL of it. He scrambles upstairs to do the job, and I shut down the game (without saving, of course). Then when he comes down, I calmly laid into him about the lying, the warped priorities, and my now total lack of trust in him. I really need to figure out a more meaningful consequence besides taking away the TV and video game privileges, one that sticks with him longer. Short of branding him, of course. Days like this, I just want to send him somewhere else.