Still have the lights and car at this point. Gotta love Son . NOT! Rude, abusive, and of course the police called a week and a half a go. Hes just been so awful that I said something to him two nights ago I wish I hadnt. I told him I didnt want to be his Mother anymore. So, I get this letter from my cable company over the weekend informing me that if I dont pay my cable bill fifteen days from the date of the letter, my cable gets shut off. They also do my internet connection and phone. So, if it gets turned off, I lose all of those. Might I add that it took 13 days to get the letter?! I look at the bottom of the letter and it says I owe $313.17! The month prior I couldnt find the bill to pay. I pay most of my bills online and I just paid the usual amount. Then, I get the letter a few weeks later. I begin to scounge around and find the april bill. Guess what? Son charged a PVV @ 55.00. Wrestling. The fake kind. Hes big into it and of course, I hate it which makes it all more enticing for him. I go to the livingroom TV and check and see that he had in the past two weeks charged another one @ 55.00. Thats a 110.00 in nonsense. Thing is, he knows darn well not to do that because we have had numerous talks and arguments about the PPV. He thinks, Whats the big deal?. Of course, its not his money, so its not a big deal to him at all. I know I should have blocked, but it hasnt been until recently that he would have dared. I confront him. I wont go into all the ridiculous excuses and a flat out denials that shot out from that rude little mouth. He leaves me so exhausted, angry, and ultimately depressed. Plus, his birthday is at the end of this month and hes been very demanding about presents ("Don't be cheap!" he demands). I decided to get him a new scooter hes been wanting that cost (well, what do you know??) $55.00! So, I told him, You wont be getting that scooter now. I hope you enjoyed your PPV because that was your birthday present. Furthermore, ANY money you get from relatives you will give to me until the other $55.00 has been repaid. Of course, he goes on a tirade about how he wont give you nothing! Then calls me a very rude word and it is all that I can do not to pick him up and throw him out the door. So, he screams at me that he DID have $50.00 dollars but that *I* took it away from him! Yes, he was referring to the 50 bucks that he STOLE from me. I blocked ALL WWE on the TV. I thought he was going to have a heart attack, but I was determined. I also took his cell, which he slammed on the table and said he didnt want but was then begging for it the next day. Yesterday afternoon he was quite pleasant for Son. Though, that is not saying much. Later he came into my bedroom (hes banned if he is not polite), put his head on my shoulder, and quietly said, So, youre not going to get me a birthday present? I respond, Actually, you did get a birthday present from me and your Dad, the PPV you ordered in April. I hope you enjoyed it. I did ask him what kind of cake he would like. No response. He then asked if he could cuddle up next to me. So, fast forward to this morning and me getting up and getting ready to go to work. I turn on the TV like I always do in the bedroom and its black. Theres no internet and no phone. Uh-oh..I forgot to pay the bill. However, I decided to use it to my advantage. I do that working with my students when something bad or strange happens and they expect me to react in a certain way. Son, for some weird reason gets up early (I always have to wake him up) and turns on the livingroom TV. Nothing. I walk in and calmly inform him that the cable has been turned off because of the PPVs and I wasnt able to pay the bill. He didnt say a word. He quietly got into the shower without my prodding. Later I notice that hes trying to use the house phone. I told him that he didnt work because the phone and internet are thru the cable company. He slowly put the phone back on its charger. He was very quiet the rest of the morning. Im not naïve enough to think it will last, but it was a nice change. I did may the cable later this morning. I need my internet! I wonder what tonight is going to be like? Though, I have decided to always expect the worse these days.