My difficult child is the biggest liar this side of....well, anything. My problem is, I always want to believe her - so I am always getting sucked into her stories....and then I find out it was all a lie...and then I feel upset, angry, hurt, betrayed...well, I'm sure you know. Especially when it turns out that she has scammed me into letting her do something or be somewhere that she has no business doing/being. So today, difficult child comes home and in her "innocent" voice, she asks if she can go to so-and-so's house this weekend for a sleepover. Well, my "Mommy-senses" were tingling big-time... difficult child tried to explain that well, they are going to a bonfire from 6 to 8....and then home and then church. I said "Nope"....no further explanation. difficult child wanted to argue and got really angry and stomped out of the room. I didn't budge. I began googling... Looks like Saturday is the big "Homecoming" bash (bonfire and everything). husband already told difficult child that she could not go... so it looks like difficult child tried to get around me instead. Ha! Ha! Mom's too smart this time I am soooo proud of myself for not getting sucked in!