I dunno......just a feeling, I guess. husband and difficult child seem like they can't do a THING without me. They are both up my nose all the time. For instance, I work on-call for an investment company and I've worked this week. It's only occasionally and parttime, but the two of them had to drive over to the city where I was working....to bring me a Coke. *SIGH*.....I can't even get away from them by working a little. I wish I could feel like it was sweet and kind of them, but instead I feel smothered. They are both so needy all the time. At this very moment, difficult child is sitting beside me on the sofa (laptop in hand) with his head on my shoulder (just to touch me).....and he's ELEVEN!!!! When do they grow up?