...for joining the "my kid is in jail" club? A little back story.... difficult child is almost 20 and on his thir attempt at graduating high school. He has been attending night school until he passes a few finals and gets his grades up to passing in 4 or 5 classes. He is within a week or so of accomplishing this and being done. Apparently though, that's too close to sucess for his comfort because he did a whopper of a self sabatoge today. It seems as though a SIXTEEN year old was making fun of him or simply just looked at difficult child funny so difficult child whalloped him with a chair and started punching him. So now, difficult child has landed himself in big boy jail. The other kid, fortunately is ok and coincidently enough....is the son of a friend of mine. I just got off the phone with her to check on her son B (he's also diabetic. Great difficult child....whale on a kid who doesn't heal normally...way to go). She was surprised that difficult child did it too because as far as the both of us knew, the boys have been getting along. They hang out occasionally and have each slept over with the other before. Heck...I baby sat B now and then when he was a baby and his mom was a bridesmaid when husband and I got married. I've been getting texts and calls from Janet and Star (bless the both of you!) but really...I'm fine. I'm frustrated and angry but I'm fine. difficult child will have to wait till Friday to go to court which....evil of me...I think is funny. He'll have to sit his scrawny little behind in jail for an extra day. After that...I don't know. husband and I have absolutely no plans to bail him out so I don't know how long he'll be there or if he'll get ROR'd. What DOES worry me though is that he assaulted a 16 year old. difficult child picked a hades of an offense to self sabatoge. husband fortunately is off Friday so we both can go to court. But...we told difficult child on his 18th birthday that from then on, we would not be bailing him out, paying for an attorney or paying fines. We did that more than we should have when he was a juvenile and we don't HAVE to do it anymore. Actually...when I was down at the jail earlier dropping off difficult child's medications, I was talking to the bailiff (or whoever) who is someone husband used to work with. He mentioned that when difficult child was being processed someone brought up bail and difficult child commented that no one was going to pay for that. Huh....guess he listened to me more than I thought he did. So....I'll know more on Friday once they decide what exactly they are going to charge him with. I don't know if the fact that B is 16 will help or hurt but his mom said that if they ask for an impact or victim's statement...we have nothing to worry about from them. I'll keep you updated and I'll be watching for my t-shirt.