difficult child was supposed to have an appointment with the therapist tonight. He was told yesterday. He said okay. He was reminded this morning before he went to school. He said okay. He got home from school and was reminded. All of a sudden, it's a problem. It's Monday. He was off from school all last week and can't be expected to go to the therapist tonight. He told me that he doesn't like Monday appointments (maybe he did tell me, but I truly do not remember being told this). So, he asks, pretty calmly, if we can make an appointment for another day because he is NOT going tonight, no matter what anyone says. I call the therapist and leave a message. He calls me back and we talk briefly. I call difficult child down and tell him that the therapist is on the phone and would like to speak to him. He calmy tells the therapist that he will come, just not today. They agree on Thursday at 6:00 pm. I told him that if he gives me a problem about going on Thursday he's going to lose things. We'll see what happens.