Good morning all. I can feel the dread and excitement of the holidays approaching way too quickly. I am up making lasagna's to freeze for next week. Since easy child is home I don't want to spend all the time in the kitchen. We had difficult child apply for another job. It requires Excel. I suggested he start working on learning it. Sheesh, that started a lot of frustration and anxiety on his part, which of course results in his attitude and rudeness to me. I had to hang up the phone since I was out in the woods with the dogs. Sheesh. He apologized and was very helpful but I can see he was triggered. I suggested Jan 1st was a good time for him to find his own place. It didn't go over well. He doesn't think I speak to him as an equal. I told him he never will. That's the way life is. I will treat him like an adult but as long as we are feeding him and providing him with phone, car and a house, we aren't equal. Not to mention disrespectful. sigh. He settles down and realizes what we are saying is true but then works himself up into a tight little ball of energy. So today is a new day and we are hoping for progress in the attitude dept. I'm going to keep a good attitude and move forward on the long to do list as we march into the holidays.