Today, difficult child 2 announced that when easy child was home sick with a flu-like bug the week before Easter, he purposely went in her room and drank from her Gatorade bottle so that he would get sick and get a break from school. And he did end up catching the same bug and missing the last three days of school that week plus part of Spring Break. I am shocked and not sure what to think of this. I don't know if he's really telling me the truth either. It just seems so outrageous, but given his disorder and strange way of thinking sometimes, it's not entirely impossible either. husband and I told him we thought that was a really dumb thing to do and lectured him about all the reasons why. He didn't seem too concerned about the what-ifs we countered to his argument. Would have been nice if he'd shared this little tidbit BEFORE our psychiatrist appointment last week! I'll have to add it to my notes and let the psychiatrist know next time I call... Anyone else ever had their difficult child pull a bizarre stunt like this?