But here it goes... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Have you ever just wanted to kill yourself or them? difficult child has been holding it together nicely at school and at daycare and just as soon as you pick him up and get him in the car he just what I call verbally vomits all over you? I know that this is typical of most of our difficult child's, but this morning I could just have wrung his neck. He has a field trip next week to a pond. We are to drop off buckets and nets. He has to collect this stuff last night - just has to. OK fine. Gets it together, places it in the garage. This am has to get it, has to put name on it, has to put it in the car (we were late to boot and missed the bus). No difficult child not today - stuff does not go today - no difficult child not now, not today, next week. Scream cry fuss - rant rave hit cry-scream - on and on and on and on. Me (sigh). I just cannot do this every day after day after day. I want to cry, but I cannot as I am at work. I have had it. We go through this every morning no matter what it is and every evening. There are no happy times at all. He does not listen AT ALL! When it escalates he screams and screams and screams. The whole neighborhood can hear him. I have tinitus (sp? constant ringing) in my ears from the damage his screaming has done. I am tired. I am emotionally spent. On the bright side I get to leave for a week in Vegas for work. Respite. I pity my husband. Do I have to come home?