I swear, I love difficult child but I just can't STAND how she behaves sometimes. Somehow the subject of dialogue last night turned into "making good choices." difficult child said that she's a teenager, and teenagers make bad choices, as if she was using the "teenage' thing as an excuse for her behavior. I told her that everyone makes bad choices SOMETIMES, but being a teenager doesn't automatically make someone make bad choices, that lots of teenagers make GOOD choices... She kept on about it, as if bad choices are just inherent to teendom and it just sounded like she didn't even CARE about TRYING to make good choices. I knew she was just trying to be oppositional and bait me into an argument. That's when I said that the conversation was over, I'd had enough, I wasn't going to argue with her or take her baiting. Done. Finito. Move on to something else. The VERY NEXT THING out of her mouth? (Bear in mind that she's sitting at the table with easy child 1 during this whole thing) "Let's talk about DEATH." UGH. Really? So I just sent her to bed then. Good lord, I just don't get why she has to do/say stuff like that ALL.THE.TIME. It's maddening!!!! I don't know what else to do but just remove her from the situation and send her to her room when she gets like that.