Last night, difficult child said he didn't have any homework, because they are studying for exams, and he happily showed me his homework notebook. Each class section had a smiley face in it, indicating no homework. Two were initialed by the teacher. husband just picked up difficult child from school. The teacher said none of difficult child's homework was done. husband told her he swore the notebook had all smiley faces. The teacher said, "The homework was all erased and the smiley faces were put in on top of it." OMG. husband and I both looked at the book and sure enough, difficult child erased everything. Deliberately. He told husband he does it all the time. We couldn't find any other homework erasures (but he did erase a note I wrote to the teacher once). Lies on top of lies. Just so he can play video games and watch TV. No more electronics until ... he's 18. What an addiction. It's just like drugs, ya know? Like the way people lie when they're on crack.