I posted last week how difficult child 1 was awarded the top award from her high school. It is based on academics and overall behavior. My husband and I have been working to set up a meeting with the nominating teacher, the counselor and, unfortunately, difficult child's VP. The school is balking, because they don't understand why we are not thrilled with award. I've told them that is the point of the requested meeting. It is something my husband and I don't believe should be conducted via an email or phone call. I'm mad that I face the same stupid battles every day; I'm exhausted from facing the same battles. It is so hard for people who deal with difficult child 1 superficially to believe she is who we say she is. She comes across so perfectly normal and good hearted to everyone, because she has worked hard to cultivate this image. We can back every claim we make with evidence, but they dismiss everything we say because she is so appearingly sweet. We, on the hand, come across as raging lunatics who are unsupportive and insane. I am so tired of all of this. All of it. I'm tired of the abuse, protecting others, fighting to keep her healthy and alive bc she deliberately screws with her sugars, wondering what she has sabotaged to cause me harm, worrying how this is affecting my other kids. Tired of it all. 406 days. 406 long days.