OMG, what a crazy couple of wks. I am exhausted. If difficult child's lips are moving, he's lying. He insists he assumes things and thinks it's the real thing, so just tells us whatever ... 1) Signed a field trip permission form and gave him $10 cash ... permission form was in his pocket 3 days later. No cash. Stomach ache from eating nachos at school ... says $10 in locker. HA! 2) Hangs out a friends' house for 3 hrs while we go to performing arts ctr reception. Find out later (from a friend) that one of the brother's snuck out of the house that night. Friend saw him being questioned by police 3 blks from home. difficult child says he snuck out, grandmother called police, police took him home. 3) Call grandmother 4 days later, she has no idea and says he was in his room. difficult child throws fit because he "assumed" that was what happened, but didn't know the g'ma didn't call the police so it was my fault that I told her! 4) difficult child wants to go to same friends', says it's fine, gets in my face over and over asking why not 5) difficult child is late for baseball, won't get off Xbox, I pull plug, WWIII explodes 6) Skip baseball, difficult child threatens to walk (aka run away) but problem walk to sneak-out friend's, says we don't love him, gets in my face screaming and spitting as he talks 7) husband to the rescue! Threatens to shut off difficult child's ph if he leaves, difficult child stays in room (Why didn't I think of that) 8) difficult child is 5 assignments behind in Spanish, says he has no homework. I tell him to stay for tutoring Tue, he says she's not there. Teacher emails and says she is there every Tue and Thurs 9) difficult child stays after Thur but it is for MATH 10) difficult child calls to tell me there is no after school bus Thur so I have to pick him up, which means I have to cancel my massage appointment 11) Get to school, long line of cars of parents, plus 3 busses in back 12) difficult child says he didn't know lie lie lie 13) Have to sleep with-my purse in case difficult child steals credit card again for XBox points or renewal 14) difficult child YELLS I'M HUNGRY like a 2-yr-old and BRING ME SOMETHING to EAT. I say NO and walk away. 15) difficult child leaves food and wrappers everywhere, dogs and cats get into it, cat urine in his room, his own urine on his bed 16) difficult child washes 2 pans and 1 cookie sheet and screams at me because He's DONE his CHORES so he should be able to do whatever he wants 17) Weekend is here ... just shoot me 18) Oh, picture day for baseball is coming up and difficult child won't shave. I told him he has to ... do I want a thug or a teen in these photos?