difficult child-A had court on Monday for him MIP. He waived his rights to trial and took an excellent plea-bargain. $850 fine (out of $5,000)... converted to community service (60 days to complete it) and if he stays out of trouble for 2 years NO record! This is great! And difficult child-A was so glad everything worked out as we left the court house and so "never want to go back there"..... And now, he's not doing the community service. husband called him today since he wasn't returning any of my text messages. difficult child-A is telling husband that he can't do his service during the week because he's got school (he dropped out a few weeks back). He told husband he's doing it on Saturday (the court house and community services are closed during the weekend). He's going to do the same thing he did with the community service for the deferment of his driving ticket. He's going to let the time go without doing any of the work. But since he waived his right to trial, if he doesn't do his community service things are going to hit the fan. And if he thinks I'm going to cough up $850 at the last minute, the boy is out of his mind! He should know that I won't rescue him. And husband told him today that if he ends up in jail, he's on his own. Why, when difficult child-A dove head-first into the horse pile and came up all roses and horse-shoes does he have to throw it all away???? UHG! Guess he wants me to keep up on my detachment skills.