Sunday difficult child 1 took his medications in front of me. He then went to put them away in the kitchen. He came out of the kitchen just a second after he went in. Monday after visitation he went to go get his medications so he could take them. They weren't there. I tore the kitchen apart. I made him turn out his pockets. husband and difficult child 1 went through his bedroom. I checked his backpack. This was a week ago. Originally I told him no gamecube until you tell us what happened to the medications. (Oh, a bit of history. X doesn't think difficult child 1 needs medications and does everything to sabotage it. difficult child 1 has been fine with medications then after going to X's house he hates the medications and tells us he all of a sudden has side effects he didn't have before. I'm thinking X told him to do something about the medications.) I relented because the only way I'll get that info out of difficult child 1 is if X isn't a threat anymore or if I become scarier than X is. Neither is going to happen any time soon. I told him that if he helps me get the house completely clean then he can play game cube. It is still a very stiff punishment and because I have to help him with it isn't happening soon. Anyway, today (after saying school was great today) difficult child 1 tells me that his aide thinks the reason he is having a bad day at school and is so grumpy is that he is grounded from the gamecube. She thinks I should do something else to punish him. I spoke without thinking first. I told difficult child 1 that aide has my phone number and if she wants to talk to me she can call me herself. And that his grounding is between him and me; that he needs to leave the aide out of it. I was mad. difficult child 1's response. "I'll tell her that." Then after about an hour to calm down I realized that my source of info is difficult child 1. That he has been known to twist adults words around to try to get what he wants and maybe aide didn't say exactly what he is saying she said.