Yeah, I thought I'd be OK and haven't posted in a while well I was wrong. I actually had been gone so long I forgot my login info so I had to start over. I will attempt to make an update as short as I can. Well difficult child came home Nov 9, 2007, Started school Nov 12 at an alt. ed. school, was doing very well. In the past month (or a little more) he has desided not to go to school, Nothing can be done to get him to go I called the school district and because of his age I can't even get truancy fines put on him. (once they turn 17 truancy doesn't apply?????) So now he is not going to school, he will not get a job, and the caseworker is an IDIOT. She does nothing!!!!! I figured she is just letting it go because he will be 18 in May and they will be signing off anyway. Well let me tell ya I too am ready to "sign off" I am so sick of this I (the whole family) has gone thru all this for years and I am tired of it. I told him if he does not have a job or is not in school when he turns 18 he must go. I am obligated to him until then after that he is an adult (by age)I want him to see how "easy" the real world is. Oh yeah I believe he's doing drugs again too. He goes to bed about 4 or 5 in the morning and eats everything in site while we sleep. He gets out of bed right before I get home from work about 4 in the afternoon. I refuse to do anything beyond the necessary things for him. No money, no ride, no one allowed to the house, only a roof thats it. I am soooooo fed up. I feel like such an idiot too. I drove 5 hours every 2 weeks to see him at his last placement and fell for all the ****. Totally taken in by the whole situation. The only good thing is my mother has seen the light, he's not the angel she once thought he was. Thanks for listening all, I'll try to keep in touch. I am also working 2 jobs to keep up with bills it's been a rough couple of months.