Nothing surprises me anymore with difficult child's mom. difficult child wants to live with me and husband full time now. She's 9. difficult child told her mom at a therapy appointment why she wanted this change. (We've already filed the change of custody) I'm so proud of difficult child for standing up for herself. Mom said "she wasn't changing custody without a fight and you know it" The poor kid just hung her head. Nothing else was said. Nothing the therapist or I said made it any better. And what was worse, difficult child had to go home with her mother. I'm sure her mother screamed at her all the way home and I wouldn't be surprised if she laid her hands on her too. Thankfully, I'll see difficult child tonight at her awards ceremony and she'lll be home with us for the weekend. We are not giving up this fight. difficult child wants this too bad and she's sticking with her story. I'm still in shock over how difficult child handled it all.. Brave little girl.