easy child is supposed to write an English paper on something that changed her life. She asked if she could write it about difficult child and our fights, and the counseling. We asked if it was a confidential thing or if she was supposed to read it in class, and she said it was confidential. We were worried that everyone would read it and spread rumors about him, since he's in the same school. But she said it was only between her, the teacher, and one other student, so we told her to go ahead. She said it changed her life in that it made her grow up more quickly, and she can really see differences between herself and her peers. She said she's the only one in her group with-a difficult sibling, plus, a mom who had breast cancer. So she's had to act as Mom on more than one occasion. I should be reading her first draft this afternoon. Gulp.