Oh it was an ugly day.... Started with a home visit from Ms Ally, the MST worker. Ms Ally tried to speak with difficult child about some of her behaviors....tried to get difficult child to see how nasty and disrespectful she could be. That conversation went over like a lead balloon... And put difficult child in one of her moods for the rest of the day. Just plain NASTY to me and her brother all afternoon. Plenty of attitude for her Dad when he got home from work. And then the final straw? difficult child was told to call a few friends and see if she could figure out an activity to do the next day. I planned to go riding...and difficult child was NOT coming with me. Well, you'd have thought I asked difficult child to cut off an arm or something. The suggestion that difficult child could invite a friend to hang out at a public pool or something was obviously the ULTIMATE in parental cruelty. difficult child flew into a full-blown rage. Screaming, swearing, threatening, throwing things - husband told her to stop...he didn't want to hear it. So difficult child wrote a note telling us all to go F ourselves...and what are we gonna do? throw her out? just try it - she'll report us to the police. And after more screaming, yelling, swearing and throwing stuff - husband escorted her to the door and told her to get out. difficult child promptly stomped herself to her friend L's house... And L's parents actually agreed to take her in! So, I'm not sure what happens next... Nobody has ever agreed to take difficult child (even temporarily) before. difficult child has threatened to leave many, many times....but usually can't find anywhere to go. So - I don't know. It's a lot to process. And my brain hasn't yet recovered from last night's rage episode to really think clearly or try to figure out what (if anything) I should do... ???