School has always been a struggle but has been better recently. Knowing difficult child has been gone an entire week, I expect him to be overwhelmed when he returns today. Expecting a not so good call or email. Did not expect what happened yesterday. I was going over a homework sheet he had. He lied and I knew it. Called him on it. He then bursts out crying, tells me he can't wait until he is 18 and can get out of the house, blah, blah...etc. I was so angry at the way he was speaking to me I reached out to smack him. He said, "oh, feel good..do it again..again". husband stepped in and pulled me away and yelled at me. Never mentioning how difficult child speaks to me. Believe he gets it from husband. Later I was wondering if this was from the past week and funeral of my mother. He was very good their. Then noticed today...his NOSE is growing. I remember easy child when his nose grew. Isn't this a sign of puberty? Again tonight another argument about school work. husband of course always takes difficult child side. Even though he disrespects me and lies right to my face. husband left the house as I was preparing for work. I left near midnight and difficult child was home alone, still awake, crying. He asked if he did good at school if all this could be avoided. I told him I will NOT tolerate disrespect and I will NOT tolerate lies. I took his cell phone, and xbox360 power supply. husband never gives consequences, although he thinks difficult child would never do anything wrong. Nothing like kicking me when I am down.