difficult child just called me from the police station. She is pressing charges against this 21, almost 22, year old who has been basically harrassing her for the past year. I know I have posted about him before, but probably most wouldn't remember. At one point I had a restraining order placed against him and unbeknownst to me, he wound up in jail for an unrelated matter concerning theft, but my complaint against him did not help him at all when he went before the judge. When he was released from jail in early October he immediately contacted difficult child and told her that when she is 18, there was nothing I could do to keep him away from her AND he also told her that he was in jail because of ME!! I called the police and they said that once difficult child turned 18, she would have to be the one to file charges against him at that point. Well, that point is now. He contacted her on line today and was very angry because one of easy child's friends, of his own volition, told this jerk that if he didn't leave difficult child alone, he'd have to deal with him. Ugh. No one asked easy child's friend to do this, but he did it because he was trying to impress easy child! Guys~ Anyway, the cretin yelled at difficult child for siccing this other guy on him (which she didn't) and so difficult child felt scared and went down to the police station to file charges. The police officer there was able to pull up my report and add some of the info to the new complaint. Then it will go before the judge and this stupid jerky guy could wind up back in jail because he's on probation!! I periodically check his myspace and he's listed as being in a relationship, so why is he bothering with difficult child?? He even had his old girlfriend beat difficult child up once. He has been fixated on her for over a year now and I am so worried now about going away!! I have to fill H in on everything and hopefully difficult child won't do anything stupid this weekend while I'm gone. My heart is racing. You know, God love him, H is a good dad, but he has a horrible sleeping pattern. He passes out by 9 the latest and nothing can wake him. So, I told him to sleep with the phone next to his head while I was gone in case difficult child calls him late at night when she's out. I have to remind him. I'm also giving her my nephew's cell because that kid is up at all hours and he will go in a pinch if she calls him. Oh brother. Can you believe this? Doesn't it just stand to figure that the night before a pleasant getaway this kind of junk happens?? Well, nothing is stopping us now, but what a headache.