I think difficult child learned a tough lesson yesterday. He got mad at me for not being able to tie this really short piece of gimp (the plastic stuff they used to give us at camps when we were kids-you braid it into keychains, bracelets etc) He was so made he wanted to call husband to ask him to come home and tie it. I said no (husband was out grocery shopping). difficult child then said he was going to run away. I said, "good-bye and be safe, I hope the mosquitoes don't get you." He took off on his bike. I really wasn't too worried about him taking off anywhere too far (he really has nowhere to go and is scares too easily to go far). I was a bit concerned when after about 20 minutes he wasn't home. Shortly thereafter, he walked in the house with a "Hi Mom", he was totally bitten up by mosquitoes. Poor guy, I felt sorry for him and had to stifle a laugh (cause I had warned him, mostly I felt bad for him) at the same time. He had at least 10 bites on his upper arm alone along with some on his head and neck. He also had taken off with-o shoes (which I didn't realize) he was bloody on his toes because he used them to help brake. Somehow he scraped his leg too. Poor thing was itching all night long and again this morning. When he woke up he went straight to the bathroom to soak his arms and wash them with Dove. He made such a mess! He was practically soaked from head to toe. I asked him last night if he learned anything. He said, "Yeah not to get run away when I get mad." He is going on and on about the mosquito bites today. Hopefully he has learned a lesson and I'm also hoping the itching goes away soon, he really is suffering.