difficult child has been a brat today. I am recovering from a cold and so is he. He went to baseball practice this a.m., was extremely cranky when I picked him up, I got him a McD (with-no bun) then came home and let him play a football DVD game for a while. I got an email from his teacher that said she was "shocked" he had told us twice this wk that he didn't have any homework. She said she spent 1-on-1 time with-him to get caught up and he is still way behind. She said he, and the other students, must study every day this weekend for math and Latin for tests coming up Tues. The science fair expo is Thurs. difficult child got into a heated argument and it took me a while to figure out it was the difference between the words "homework" and "study." I really don't care what it's called. He's got work to do. He's splitting hairs, as Aspies will do. He hates homework anyway so it's much easier for him to argue that the sky is green. Right now he's doing a math worksheet that magically appeared in his pocket about 15 min. ago. He's supposed to be doing a reading challenge, reading every day and recording the minutes and chapters, but he refuses to write anything down until ea book is complete. He refused to listen to my explanation and just shouted at me. I am just tired and need a vacation. He's had too many days off, he's way behind in school, we've been around one another too much. I am in my ofc now and difficult child is downstairs with-husband. I'm supposed to be making dinner but I don't even want to be around him right now. G*d, this is hard. It doesn't seem to matter that we've made as much progress as we've had when he still gets like this.