This is pretty inconsequential compared to most things on CD but I am annoyed enough to post about it anyway. A while back difficult child seemed to develop the idea that I was her alarm clock. At first it was just an occasional "would you wake me up before you go to work?" Well sure, OK, not a big deal. Then she got a job and has to get up three mornings a week, and get a ride to work from me, so it gets to be a habit to ask me to get her up when I get up, but I let it slide, it is no imposition since I have to be up anyway, and besides, it's good that she has a job, right? Well then it's "can you get me up at 5:00" (so she doesn't have to rush through hair and makeup). I don't guess it even occurred to her that it was an imposition on me to get up an hour early solely for her benefit... I balked at that and gave her an extra alarm clock I had. It is hard to tell if this thing is set right, it has a lot of displays and functions on it, so I set it for her. Well she gets in the habit of having me set it for her. I tried to show her how to do it but she couldn't get it right. (Well, "wouldn't" get it right is more accurate. After all why take the trouble to learn how it worked when dad would just do it for her.) So one day I bought her a simple alarm clock of her own. And things got better. She started taking responsibility for getting up all by herself. This morning she wasn't up when I got up. I figured, since she's been doing good, that she didn't have to work today. Normally she would on a Thursday but it wouldn't be the first time there was a change in the schedule. So I was pleased that I didn't need to give her a ride and could take an extra 15 minutes to sit down and look at the news. I'm about to leave when wife gets up (earlier than normal for her) and asks "Where's J?" "Asleep." "What!?! She has to work today!" Now wife has to get gr.daughter up and take difficult child to work so she's mad and difficult child is late and cussing at me. So my quiet morning I thought I'd get to enjoy is ruined, everyone blaming me for not checking (of course if difficult child really did have the day off she'd be mad about being woken up unnecessarily). I left for work thinking, "I wonder who I get to blame if I oversleep?"