Wow...difficult child got his drivers License last February. In May he totalled the car. In July we got him another cheap..cheap car. within two weeks he got a speeding ticket. Last May he also got a job, but it is 15 miles away (one way). He seemed to like it at first, but now says he doesn't like it, and doesn't like the drive. Says nobody appreciates his hard work (welcome to the working world!!!!) difficult child suffers from headaches on a daily basis. (I also do, but not as severe any more) He does have Tylenol #3 for the bad ones. Not much though. I think he gets 10 pills every six months. His doctor and mine have referred us to "the headache clinic". He had his appointment last week. He saw the headache specialist, dietician, psychologist and physical therapist. He had to keep a food diary the week prior to his appointment....this is how it went: get up about 2pm. Moutain Dew...cookie. shower, work. Break time at work=Taco Bell. More soda. Come home - more soda or gatorade..sit on computer until 2 or 3am. Now I DID tell the doctor that I DO cook meals, he either is working or gone at that time. When school starts this in three days he will be on more of a normal schedule. Doctor wants a current MRI (last one about 7 years ago) Doctor wants a current EEG (last one about 5 years ago) Also physical therapy for posture and neck. I don't want that. I have suffered with headaches all of my life. I have had all those tests. All normal. difficult child has had those long ago, all normal. easy child suffered from headaches, but those have subsided about age 20. He goes to physical therapy 3x's a week, starting last week. Tomorrow is senior portraits. Wednesday is MRI, Thursday school starts. Senior portraits are so much different now a days. Different outfits, different poses. I just want ONE with a suit and tie for my wall. But it seems suit and tie is out of the question. He is 16 years old and will turn 17 in mid December, and graduate a month later. Yes...done in January. YAY. He has always hated school with a passion. I hated school because of all the trouble it has always been. He has counted down the days for years. And now he only has one semester and done. Never opens a book. Doesn't do homework (very, very bright...homework not for him???!!!!) But now talks of college. WHAT???? He doesn't open a book, doesn't do homework and he wants to go to college? With his headaches and his anxiety (bad anxiety) and him being a fresh 17 year old...I just don't feel it is a good idea. He wants to atleast take a class second semester at the college or cummunity college. ??? I don't get it. Will he actually do work? Will it be a waste of money? Not a good time. Gave easy child money towards their wedding. husband's job is ending in a few months (company relocating far, far away)...We just don't have the money. He checked into financial aid, but must be a full time student for that. What do you do? I am terrified of him driving. I made him take a drivers safety class to earn 3 points. In our state if you accumulate 12 points you lose your license. With probationary license(first 3 years) points are double AFTER your first offense. 2 points for accident. 4 point speeding = 10 points. If he so much as looks the wrong way it is suspended. Taking that class took away 3 points. He goes to court for the speeding ticket on September 8th. Hoping to reduce the points. Grrrr. And he thinks he is the best driver. Like a car just jumped out for him to hit last May. (he hit a parked car, that just pulled over and parked. People were in it and were hurt. It was an SUV and he hit it so hard it had to be towed. Never even hit the brakes. Was Preoccupied) Are headaches like difficult child suffers from something other difficult child's suffer from?