If you can, shake a little bead or send a good thought our way about 4:30 or so... That's when difficult child gets home from school and will be receiving a little bad news. Her little brother keeps entering writing contests at the local library and doing well - earning certificates and prizes. difficult child is jealous, but has never actually entered the contests herself. Instead, she just makes snide comments that she *would've* won - but didn't feel like entering, or didn't have time or that sort of thing. Well, this latest contest was for writing poetry. difficult child considers poetry her specialty - so she picked out a poem and entered the contest. (Yay!!) So both kids entered the contest...and because they are in different grades they are in two different divisions. It is possible that they BOTH could have won awards for their poetry. Results are in today. DS won a prize. difficult child did not. Please cross your fingers that difficult child handles the news well and can say something nice to her brother...instead of having a meltdown. Thank you!