difficult child was invited to a river party at a neighbor's house. I just found out yesterday (he showed me the invite in the car--I hate it when my kids do things like that at the last min.) and he had already told them he could go. They never called me to confirm; just took his word for it. He had a baseball game today--the last one--and their team is really strapped because one of the kids had appendicitis and another is out of town. Plus, it's my day to work the concession stand. I had difficulty finding the game info and ph #s yesterday (they do a lot by email, sending info, but never responding) and continued to look this a.m., and finally found the #s, but b4 we could call, all h&ll broke loose. difficult child overslept, then flew out of bed at 11:10 and said he was supposed to be at his friend's house at 11 and he was late. He was very cranky and mean and insisted he was not going to the game. I told him it was HIS responsibility to inform the coach. At that moment, the doorbell rang and the neighbors were there to pick him up. They had a van full of kids and it put me in a very awkward position. I let him go. I did tell them he was missing his game (they couldn't have cared less) and that he could not have wheat (he really gave me the evil eye but I don't trust him to do it with-o their supervision). He should not be yelling at me and is not in charge. Please help me to be calm. This heat really makes me cranky, too. I need ideas on an appropriate response this evening. husband is out of town.