Well my darling difficult child turns 9 today! He spent the weekend with his dad and step mom, she was having a small family reunion and wanted him with them. I thought it was a great idea. My difficult child does not spend a lot of time with his dad, he says that his dad is to mean and scary. I was out of town with my easy child at a youth conference and had an amazing time. I went to pick up my difficult child from his dads and he greeted me with a huge smile, said he had an amazing time. He told me of all the fun things he got to do. He was given a card from my aunt as soon as we got in the car (he got $ which he loves), went to my dads and he got a movie that he wanted. He asked to go to the store and spend his birthday money, not a problem :O). When we get home I give him my gift, he looks at me and says "really? can we exchange it?". .... ummm ok.... I got the video game he had asked for. He goes into his room and is very solom. When I see him next he proceds to tell me that this is the "worst birthday ever, he wishes he was still at his dads, why can't I be fun like his dad..." WOW!!!! He now is acting like nothing happened... I am exhausted! I hate that no matter what I do it is NEVER enough, I feel like I can never make him happy!