Pat is still refusing to do ANY chores. He's also begun doing things like not flushing the toilet after a bowel movement (eww... But ROSE uses this same toilet - SUPER EWWW)... leaving nasty socks/underwear on the floor of his room, where the dog drags them out into the living room (again, eww)... Ignoring house rules even though they have been explained to him by the intervention coordinator, such as not coming home from school on time and disappearing on us. The coordinator let Bill know she went to the school Tuesday and talked to him, and he didn't seem to care. *sigh* He goes to his room, where he eats dry Ramen and drinks pop. He does eat lunch at school - we agreed at the beginning of the year that we'd put enough money in the account for half the month and he'd take his lunch for the rest. He went 2 meals into the hole for February... How can they allow the kids to charge when money isn't there? Ugh. I'm baffled... WHY does this kid, who CAN do these things, REFUSE to do them? Why does he choose to eat food that he KNOWS is bad for him, rather than at least have leftovers? Just gross, in my humble opinion. ...And then there's the SMELL. It was confined to his room, then crept out and down the hall... Rose complained (her bedroom is right next to his), so I bought some Febreze air stuff and gave it a good spray down last night (after a heavy Lysolling on Wednesday... Which did NOT kill the odor). I also have a movement-activated air freshener sprayer near the front door (when the door moves it senses that so it's not constant)... I need to mount it in the hall. It's a placebo, but it helps. I remember the locker-room smell of teenage boys from my time as the wrestling team statistician, and when Pat played football. This is not the same. This is just RANK. I can't describe it. I would prefer to be downwind from a Dumpster in the summer and that's not a joke.