I can't believe easy child/difficult child is 17! She has really struggled the past couple of years and I'm hoping that this coming year is much smoother for her. She seems to be showing some signs of maturity but it is really hard to tell. Lately she seems more typical teen (which still isn't always fun) than difficult child but it is also summer and although she is in summer school (and getting As) it isn't the same as when the school year starts for her. Fingers crossed this is her year to show some growth!