he!! in a handbasket. I left on Wednesday to bring easy child to her extern in VA and difficult child seemed fine...she was working, visiting her sick aunt, being well behaved. Then Friday got here...H found empty beer and wicked iced tea bottles and caps in MY car yesterday morning. Talked with difficult child, thought they had an understanding. I came home late last night and talked with difficult child at 11PM. She asked if she could come home at midnight, I said yes. She called at midnight and said they were going to be late, they would be in around 12:30 (her BFF was with her). I said fine, took my shower and started reading my book. 1:25 AM and still no difficult child. Hmmm, I call her friend and read her the riot act, tell her she can't sleep over - has to go to HER house and wake up HER parents at 2AM, drop difficult child off on the way. difficult child comes stumbling in at 2AM (I heard her friend peel out) totally wasted drunk. I send her to bed, she can't sleep and asks me if I will come talk with her, ahem "NO, go to sleep" (I am dead tired from traveling all day). Today, she's remorseful, wants to kill herself and says she's no good, a bad human being, calls one of her loser friends and he convinced his mom to come pick up difficult child!! I called the mom, filled her in and difficult child is staying put. I also discovered that difficult child didn't take her medications for 2 days while I was gone...thanks H. Ugh. This is somewhat new, the drinking business, when will it end? I don't think I can take the whole summer like this. And worse, since difficult child graduated, it's not like school will begin in the fall. And I'm so angry with her BFF, the kid who has basically lived at our house for the past 5 years! I want to call her mom and tattle but I know the kid would get punished and be banned from our house...she is difficult child's ONLY close friend. All the rest are far away from our home and kind of losers. This week we're applying to some local community colleges so difficult child can enroll in a fall class or two. She needs to do something!!! And she's been shopping for a car - ha! What a joke that is. Lord, give me strength.