Merry Christmas All and thank you for being here. Last night I called the police on my husband. He went after difficult child and I had had enough. He cannot tolerate the defiance and disrespect from difficult child and said he's trying to protect me. Don't do me any favors. For some reason difficult child has had a VERY hard time WAITING for his presents this year.Every day and night melting down over wanting to open one. Last nighti finally said he could open a little one but that's not enough...he wanted a big one. I said no. When he started hitting my foot, I told him it was unacceptable and I went in another room and shut the door. Out comes husband running down the hall and screaming like a maniac at difficult child to leave me alone. When he started hitting difficult child, that was it for me. I get all difficult child anger because he trusts me not to hurt him. I don't know what to do but I have had it. If I deal with it, anybody should be able to.