Can I take my bat and ball and go home now? Oh, phooey, that's right- I am home! If it isn't one, it's the other. We finally got N cooperating with homework and she is managing her temper excellently, but now J has decided this week that she does not want to do homework. Oh yippee! I am so over all this junk and am so tired of the whole "game". It is just really wearing on me and husband. Today was completely awful for all of us and I just want it to stop, but I know that it won't anytime soon. I think that the hardest part is that, as much as we love the girls, we never planned on kids and at times resent how they, or rather their behaviors and issues, control so much of our lives. Taking the twins was only supposed to be a 3 month thing and that was 3 and a half years ago. husband is almost 60 and we should be enjoying the later years in peace. We love the good times and the love that we share with the girls, but sometimes the bad just overshadows the good. I also feel so selfish, because I know that they need what we can give them and then I feel guilty for resenting the situation. I also know that most of you have kids with such greater issues and you all deal with it so well, so what is wrong with me that these comparatively little things make me insane and/or exhausted? Thanks for listening and letting me vent. I do find great comfort in knowing that all of you understand, even if no one that I know face-to-face does.