difficult child has his first try with respite tomorrow. I was able to get care for 4 hours tomorrow from 9am to 1pm(no school) and 4 hours on Saturday, same time. Both husband and I have told him that if he can't keep from hitting me and yelling at me all the time he can't stay with us all the time. It is too dangerous for me. So we explained respite and in theory he likes the idea. Tonight there were many reasonable questions, such as how far away is it? What what time do we go what time do we come home? Is there a basketball court (yes, one basketball goal), how many kids will be there? etc. Very good questions. Tomorrow is a school day for all the other SD in the area, so he will most likely be there alone or with little kids or ... who knows. But I prepared him for a smaller crowd than he will see on Sat. Hopefully the experience will be one that he enjoys or at least one that will keep him busy. That is all he needs really, is to be kept busy and to have constant attention. In the meantime I could feel the relief of DDD when she realized he will be out of the house for 4 hours tomorrow. Dad is out of town, and it will be the first peaceful period DDD and I will have had together on a weekend in a loooong time. I hope all goes well.