I have been so frustrated with difficult child lately that I find myself just getting instantly FURIOUS with her at the drop of a hat. And it's not a good feeling - I hate being this way. I am so angry at the constant negativity and the feeling that my entire life revolves around difficult child and her issues. I am SICK of it!!! Last night, I was aggravated with her over her mouthiness, name-calling and smart-aleck answers to everything - and then she went into her room and made a lot of noise while everyone else was trying to get to sleep. It never ends with this kid. And then this morning, I discovered that the last of the hot chocolate was gone. It shouldn't have been - there was plenty left yesterday. But there it was...an empty box. Now this was not grandmother's jewels or anything - and I probably only paid 99 cents for the cocoa - so it's not like this was some major investment or family heirloom or anything... but my reaction was instant and it was so over the top. I found myself just ridiculously ANGRY....and I really hate feeling this way. I had to take some time to "talk myself down" from this emotional turmoil over what should have been a 'non-incident' when compared to a lot of other things... (Remember the Simpson's Halloween Special? Homer's murderous rampage started with "urge to kill rising..rising...RISING...!!!" Of course, the jury might consider it a justifiable homicide - one should NOT mess with a chocoholic's hot cocoa mix.) So now that I am calm.... am I the only one? And what you do to keep your emotions in check?