for dinner out together. husband e-mailed me at work yesterday that he wished the kids could get along enough for us to all go out for dinner. Then when we were leaving difficult child's staffing he said he wanted to try going out to dinner so we decided to try it last night. I went to pick up easy child and told her that we really needed a peaceful night so could she please make her best effort with difficult child. husband drove difficult child home and had the same talk with him about easy child. The conversation was pointless. We made it about 1/2 mile before the two kids were fighting like crazy over an open window in the van. I told husband maybe we should turn around (he was upset but really wanted a night of being waited on so we kept going). They were arguing in the parking lot and as we walked into the restaurant. Then they had to argue in the restaurant (at least not super loudly). Poor husband who just wanted a night of peace and a pleasant meal-he told me the next time he gets an idea to have all of us go out to be sure to remind him that it's not a good idea. I told him next time we will wait till difficult child is sleeping and easy child can watch him and we will go out to a late dinner by ourselves. How frustrating that at age 11 and 15 the kids cannot make it peacefully through one dinner out!