Or do Mom's meltdowns not count? I am NOT having fun today. I am NOT enjoying the antics of the difficult child's or the easy child/difficult child. I am NOT modeling calm, coherent behavior anymore. How is it that in the space of one hour at a tire shop they can all manage to have me seeing red? I feel completely outnumbered! It's like trying to organize a bunch of flys. Or herding cats. Or trying to have a conversation with fish. I decided that their punishments are a laundry list of chores, most of which I end up having to supervise because they are either making more of a mess than existed before, or they are simply not attending to the task at hand. I KNOW why alcoholism runs in BiPolar (BP) families... it's because the behavior of the BiPolar (BP) kids DRIVES you to drink!!!