would be nice. I just feel like crying but I'm not, I think I'm just too numb right now or desensitized to everything. Overall, it was a nice day. difficult child had a good day relatively speaking. He had a late wrestling tournament and handled not winning fine. We came home and husband ordered pizza, something both kids like. While we were waiting for the pizza, husband ran to the grocery store to get some water and a few other things. difficult child was watching tv, peaceably. The pizza came before husband got home so I told difficult child he could have 3 pieces (small squares) before husband came home. Then easy child came down, told her the same thing. After husband got home, difficult child was dancing and shaking his butt. easy child told him to knock it off (she felt he was purposefully shaking it at her-from what I saw it didn't look like it). Of course, he didn't stop right away. I asked him to knock it off and before I could finish, easy child went after him. I was able to head her off but then, of course, difficult child flips her the finger and calls her a B. I go to gently move him away and tell him to go take a time out and he hit my arm. He then got stop the world. If it had all ended there things would have been fine. Then we sit down to eat and, of course, easy child has got to get in her nasty comments. By this time difficult child had settled down but she had to keep making comment which, of course, started him escalating. husband mentioned to difficult child maybe he wanted to take a little less because he might not want so much. easy child said, no problem, Chubbers can handle it (she is a skinny thing and he is much more stocky) So much for a pleasant dinner. husband finally had it. He told easy child to "SHUT-UP". I can't say I blame him. difficult child immediately apologized to easy child (it was sincere) and easy child was rude and said, don't apologize to me. Then husband yelled again because easy child just wouldn't stop and that got difficult child going again. Then he left the dinner table, saying he wasn't hungry. Poor husband, it takes A LOT to make him lose his temper. I stayed with both kids. difficult child looked like he was going to cry, easy child just kept right at it-grrrrrrrrr! easy child is one of those who doesn't seem to learn from the consequences we hand out. She actually had the nerve to say to difficult child, "You want me to treat you like a person when you eat like that." He ended up having his gum bleeding and was trying to deal with it at the table-not the best thing in the world but didn't deserve that comment. Now husband feels bad that he blew up, especially that he told easy child to shut up. I told him I completely understand how he reacted, that he needs to talk to easy child again now that he is more calm and explain, yet again, how she contributes to making situations so much more difficult. The fighting between the kids is notihing new, husband blowing up is new. Thanks for listening, I just feel like crawling under my blankets and going to sleep. At least difficult child is peacefully sleeping.