It has been a rough few weeks around here. difficult child has been on his soapbox about never getting ANYTHING and he never has any friends over and NEVER has any sleepovers, blah, blah, blah... During the week (school nights) I do not allow playdates that involve dropping off and picking up. I do however allow difficult child to play with kids on our block once his homework is done. I occasionally allow a sleepover but I am not a big fan of them. husband and I work alot and we crave alone time after the kids are in bed. We do allow them maybe 1 sleepover every other month or so. We try to be flexible and quite frankly he has plenty of social interaction and more sleepovers than husband and I ever had. Nothing is EVER good enough for this kid. He is just plain exhausting. On a positive note, he complains only a few minutes and then seems to be fine whereas he used to ***** for over an hour or more. He is growing up and most days I just ignore his drama but today I lashed out and said " Look difficult child I am sick and tired of your complaining, knock it the heck off !" You are driving me nuts kid ! Just need to vent what has been building for several weeks. Thanks for listening gang !