So, I find out difficult child emptied his bank account to get out of jail. But, he also overdrew it! Mom, will you give me the money to cover IF I write out a contract to repay? I gave in, since it was money I felt I could do without. It wasn't much. That's Friday, facing into the sunset. Saturday, not too bright, but somewhat early... Rinnnng, rinnng. "Good morning, difficult child." "Hi. Mom. If I have the money I owe sitting at the house for you when you get home tonight, will you front me the money for my car insurance? I'll write out another contract and sign." "I'll think about it." "Well, that's better than no. I love, I'll se you later." Mom and Dad go out of town for the day. We have a realxing day at a festival. Fade in to 6:30 PM or so. Mom & Dad in the car on the way home. Rinnng, rinnng. "Hello, difficult child." "Hi, Mom. I just got robbed at gunpoint." "Did you call the police?" "Yes. If I sign a contract, and pay back out of my paycheck, will you lend me the money I need to pay off my 'boy'?" Long pause. "Uh, can we talk about it after I get home?" All the time, I'm thinking 'no way'. "Yea, now I have to quit my side job. The police flagged me. OK, I'll talk to you later. I love you." To be continued.