easy child 2 comes to our house on Wed nights after school and every other weekend thru the school year. She didn't show up tonight (first day of school). I called the neighbor who rides the bus with her. She said she went to her mom's. So I called her mom. *** Remember the camping trip mom forgot about? The email I sent reminding her about it? In that email, I said "since I haven't heard anything, we'll plan to bring easy child back on the 3rd and resume the school schedule on the 13th." *** She neglected to tell me that she hasn't had easy child 2 exclusively for 2 full weeks to "pay back" for the camping trip, so easy child's not coming to our house tonight OR this weekend. Nice to be informed. Never mind the fact that mom is in the city selling veggies and won't be home til around 8:30 tonight... *** She said she gave easy child the "option" of coming to our house, but when I talked to easy child, she said mom did give her the option, but followed it with "even tho that will cut back on the number of days you spend with your mom" thing...guilt-tripped her into going to mom's instead of our house. *** That woman drives me batty, but I must admit, with difficult child like he is, I'm not really sorry easy child won't be here tonight.