husband and I planned to go out of town for one night, and lined up a friend to watch difficult child. The day b4 we left, friend called with-the stomach flu. I called a few other friends but everyone was busy--of course--for Valentine's weekend. So we changed the hotel reservation to 2 dbl beds and dragged difficult child along with-us. He was a jerk. Blamed me for not calling one of his friends to see if he could stay there. (This friend is a troublemaker. But I can tell you, they would have been busy, so there was no point in calling.) We bought difficult child a game for his PSP (a small Playstation) even though we hate it when he plays video games, because he doesn't transition well, he didn't want to go, it was a last minute plan, and we wanted him occupied. Last Thur., we made a medication change with-difficult child, to up his Adderall to 40 mg, time release. He'd been on 30 mg, but it was wearing off around 3 pm. We switched to Vyanase, but he got heart palpitations and headaches. So we went for the 40 mg. He actually liked the hotel (it was very nice; a DoubleTree) and was excited that there was a TV. He had no interest in the pool. So husband and I went to dinner (very nice ). Decided to check the front desk to make sure difficult child couldn't access any movies with-o our credit card, as had happened 2 yrs ago at the Wolf Lodge. (For those who don't remember, we had a 6-boy sleepover and it cost us an extra $100.) Too late. difficult child had already gone overboard. Manager printed out the expenses ... $89 in movies, video games, and porn films. Yup. He very kindly removed the video games and knocked down the price to about $65, but said that some of the shows are pre-paid and the hotel can't get their $ back from the supplier. husband went upstairs and read difficult child the riot act. difficult child of course said he couldn't figure out how to operate the remote and couldn't figure out how to get rid of the porn show. The printout clearly showed he had watched one for 20 min, and the others for 5-10 min. apiece. husband shouted, "THEN TURN IT OFF!!!!" He marched difficult child down to the front desk, and in the elevator, told him that porn is illegal, putting the fear of d*G in difficult child (he hoped). As the door opened, a security guard was sitting between the elevator and the front desk and difficult child nearly died. husband considered getting the security guard in on it, but decided he looked like a doofus, so just sat next to him, which was enough to keep difficult child good and nervous. They went to the front desk to apologize, and husband said the mgr was shocked. He'd never had any one apologize b4. He knocked off another $40. The total bill was about $29, just the right amt for difficult child to pay us back. I was so disgusted with-difficult child, I didn't talk to him all night. (Not easy when you're in the same room.) The next day, he was just as obnoxious, and since we had to check out by 11, we decided to pack up do some sightseeing with-difficult child. We figured he'd stay in the car and play his PSP. He fell sound asleep. husband checked on him twice. Hmm. When he woke up, he demanded that we eat at Taco Bell because he was starving. husband and I decided to go to a "real" Mexican restaurant, and difficult child had a fit and refused to get out of the car. Fine. We went in with-o him. 10 min later, he showed up at the table. (I knew that would happen. If you're hungry, you're hungry. ) We drove home and difficult child slept the entire way home. Sleep, sleep, sleep. Mean, mean, mean. I'm thinking it was the medications. Or not. husband told me, "Now that we're home, I thought I'd tell you what difficult child told me at the beginning of the trip. 'I'm going to do everything possible to annoy Mom and make sure that she has a rotten time." Mission accomplished. Still, husband did his best to keep things on an even keel, and take things into his own hands with-difficult child. He gets points for that!