I cant even begin to tell you how seethingly angry I am right now. With all the "stuff" with Wee and school, and easy child is being a...whatever you want to call it....and her mom even worse. I posted about her last weekend, retaliating because I "wrongfully accused her of lying and having bad grades". Tonight, she showed up in a t-shirt with all but a strip in the front, a strip in the back, the neck band, and the hem cut out of it. Over a spagetti strapped under shirt that did not cover her bra. That's what she wore to school. I said something about it and she jumped back at me that her mom was fine iwth it, I needed to back off. I told her to take it up with dad. He told her to throw it away. When dad was out of earshot, she mouthed at me and slammed the door, so I told her to open it and come to the living room. At the 4th request, she did. I said "have you been told that I am making up bad things about you and your grades" and she said yes. I handed her the grade checks her dad got in the mail yesterday. He had highlighted the missing assignmnents and F's. I said "am I making anything up?" She shrugged her shoulders. Then I told her the only reason I said anything was because she lied to me about still going to tutoring. If she'd told the truth and said she hadn't been going, I wouldn't have said a word to anyone. Asked her to consider the truth before she took anything else out on me. She went to her room. Fifteen minutes later, she came out and asked me how to keep "this" from spreading. She has 5 giant spots. I asked what it was and she said "ringworm from your cats". Is this never going to end??? The cats and the dogs SLEEP WITH ME. If they had ringworm, I'd be covered! The only animal we have with hair loss is my dog who's had a skin condition since we got her...I've had my dog for 4 years. Wee's dog and cat for 2. The other 2 cats we currently have have been here 9 months. They've all but the kitten been been to the vet within the past year. I don't know how her step-dad is, but her mom never took anything to the vet when she was with husband. If it got ran over, it lived or it died, or it was bad enough they shot it. husband's horses didn't get vaccinated unless I came out and did it (I do my own vaccinations). Can't imagine that's changed. And the new step-dad has acquired at least 6 new beagles since November...but it could never be them or any other source. And don't forget, it was us who single handedly gave easy child and her mom and her mom's whole family lice a couple years ago...even tho no one here got it and easy child hadn't slept here in well over a month... I don't think she's a easy child anymore. And I'm sick of being blamed for it all. I'm sick of all of it, but this just ices the cake tonight. I think I will call the school counselor and regular counselor tomorrow, explain my position of stepping back from her, and stop worrying about it. Not a dang thing I can do, anyway, except refuse to drag her around with me.