J*%*$&##! difficult child woke up at noon, called me and asked if he could do chores to earn money for a car wash and vacuuming so husband wouldn't be mad at him. (difficult child is not clean lol. Give him the car for 15 sec and it's a mess.) He was walking out the front door, which we rarely use, as I drove up. I started to explain the chores and he interrupted me in a mean voice. "I don't want to hear about it now! I'll do it when I come back!" "So when are you going to wash the car? Now?" He's going to D's house to use her phone charger. His disappeared in someone else's car. Coincidentally, husband called and reminded me that a nor'eater was coming so not to bother. difficult child was shouting about not being able to fit the Christmas lights back in the boxes. difficult child hung around ... probably still wanting money ... and I showed him other tasks and chores. He said "NO!" to all of them. Too tiny and finicky. "Did you take your medications this morning?" "YES!" I don't think so. He's just so fractious. He took off to get his charger and then called me. "D doesn't want me to hang around here and I can't use her charger. Can I buy one?" (That's when he explained how it went missing.) So much for being friends. He's learning the hard way. "In that case, come home now and do chores to earn the money." "THANKS for UNDERSTANDING! just forget it!" He is such an energy vampire. We are having a family meeting Sat afternoon. husband was out of town and is working until 7 tonight, and he works Sat. a.m. Ugh. I plan to nix the car. husband is too lenient. difficult child probably needs a hug, too, but I'm going to hog this one all for myself. Hug away!!!