difficult child has held it together for 2 days so she wouldn't be pulled from the talent show at school. Talent show was last night. She did an amazing job MC'ing the show (huge props to her since she has massive stage fright!). She was even sweet introducing her sister's act (who also sang beautifully!). But now the show's over and she's back to her same old stunts. She almost convinced me to let her off the hook (she was in trouble earlier in the week for lying) and let her walk home today from school with-her friends. But I held my ground. I guess I'm glad I did since I was woken up this morning by her sister screaming at her to stop. When I asked what was going on her sister said difficult child was throwing crayons at her and calling her names. Don't they know a sleeping/just roused by an argument person isn't going to be in a good mood? Anyways, it's frustrating to know that she can keep it together to make sure she doesn't get booted from something she wants but that as soon as the reward is paid in full, she's back to her old self. Maybe I should be grateful for the cooperative, sweet child she was for 2 days. Maybe I should be selfish and say to heck with-grateful, I want that behavior all the time! Either way...show's over.