My mom felt so bad for my kids' dad canceling on me this weekend that she agreed to take the kids over night. My boyfriend is taking me out to a special birthday dinner. I am SO relieved. difficult child 1 has exhaustd me to the fullest this week with her physical ailments and her terrible attitude. I've been screamed at and cussed at and all around verbally abused by her and I honestly can't wait to get rid of her for a night. I feel a little guilty for saying so but spending my birthday with my kids is not my idea of fun. I'm still mad as hell at my mom for telling me I'm a bad parent, but at the same time I am ever so grateful to her. I really needed this night and I am so relieved. God bless grandmas!