it's the other. This post is about easy child but she is acting so gfgish I am posting it here. If it needs to be moved that's o.k. Last week we received a call she hasn't been doing any homework. We me Monday with all of her teachers and came up with a new plan as we found out she was Instant messaging too much (fairly typical teen I think-even though it drove me crazy). Now on to last night and this morning. She doesn't have a lot of jobs around here. She does have to take care of the garbage on Tuesday nights. Last night we reminder her a few times and she started getting very disrespectful. She ended up going to the basement and fell asleep so it didn't get done. Neither did the dishes get unloaded from the dishwasher like we asked. She must have woken up at some point in the night because she was sleeping in her room this morning. This morning she was looking for a pair of jeans she left in the living room. What were they doing in the living room you ask? Good question, one I don't have the answer too. She started having a full blown meltdown. Screaming that someone took them, that she hates this house, etc... Then she kicked something and it knocked a picture off the nearby bookshelf. She goes upstairs continues to scream and tantrum. husband stopped what he was doing to help to try and find them. He finally figured out that he thought they were difficult child's and had thrown them in the washer. They hadn't been put in the dryer yet. She continues to meltdown. Barely moves to get ready for school because she didn't want to go if she didn't have her jeans. I told her I was going to leave so she went back to bed. I should have just left by this point but it didn't seem to be bothering her that she would have an unexcused absence (and I was mad that I had to take the garbage out) so I told her she needed to be ready in 5 minutes or next fall she wasn't going to the homecoming dance (o.k. at this point I know I sounded nuts but darn it I needed something to get her moving). She did get dressed after screaming how much she hates me. difficult child felt so bad about how she was acting he gave me a hug and told me to ignore her. At this point I'm thinking I must be hospitalizing the wrong kid. She hasn't spoken to husband or me yet tonight. Honestly, I know the teenage years are hard, I know she has a difficult brother but acting this way is just not o.k. So still typical teen or budding difficult child? by the way, after such a pleasant start to my day I get to school to find a letter from our Superintendent telling us because we had two snow days this year they are having to add 7 minutes on to the end of each day for the rest of the year. I should have stayed in bed this morning!