I knew difficult child was not doing as well as my parents thought he was. I just felt it. Today difficult child was helping husband move some furniture. difficult child told husband that he had won a nintendo ds at the anime convention he went to yesterday. I heard difficult child tell easy child that he BOUGHT a nintendo ds on wed. I wondered where he got the $$$ They are expensive and so are the games and wifi cards (which difficult child also bought). I called my mom to tell her that difficult child has had the game system since before the anime con. Neither of us could figure out where he got the $$. husband had the joy of sitting down with my parents and difficult child to talk about this. difficult child just kept digging himself further into holes. husband finally asked, point blank, "Are you gambling?" difficult child turned white and stammered a while. Turns out he is gambling, we think on Magic the Gathering stuff, maybe on other stuff. difficult child is also making weapons. My mom signed him up for a blacksmithing class. Today they found several blades all cut to the same size. Look like scissor blades, and we think he is making throwing stars or knives. He may be selling them to other kids. difficult child has been borrowing $$ from Jbird. She never has a whole lot, but anytime she has some difficult child "needs $$ to help a friend".. Yeah. Right. difficult child is cutting again, or so he says. If he is it is in an area covered by clothing. Probably legs as he won't wear shorts. Why can the boy not figure out that when he starts doing stuff he shouldn't, then he starts cutting again??? If he keeps his nose clean he doesn't cut. I fear it is only a short time until we again hav the police involved.