difficult child is having an especially hard time with change in mindset lately. Just now he came in the house and took money out of his brother's wallet. I asked him what it was for and did his brother agree. He said his brother said it was okay and it was to buy a utility knife he's wanted for scouting. His friend is outside waiting for him to ride bike 2.5 miles to WalMart to buy it (it will be dark in 1/2 hour). I told him he doesn't need to have it NOW, that it can wait. He argues with me and we end up arguing about how he spends every penny he ever gets within 1-2 weeks of getting it, usually on "toys" that he HAS to have. He was being so loud and defiant (and stormed out of the house) that I told his friend to go home and told difficult child to get into the house. He refused so I told him that either he gets in the house now or he won't leave the house for a week (he knows I mean it). He says no and takes off on his bike, knowing I can't catch him. When he gets in these moods, I just want to bang my head against a wall. They don't happen nearly as often as they used to but when they do, it's ****. Sorry, just needed to vent!