difficult child 1 has been talking for the past couple weeks about going on a trip with his Boy Scout troop to someplace they can do laser tag, bowl, and play arcade games. I have been telling him that we might not be able to afford for him to go. Well, the trip is tomorrow morning (Saturday). He said something this morning about going. I told him there is absolutely no way I can afford to pay for it. He started getting mad but almost immediately went up to his room without being told to. He came down a couple times to say things to me but went right back up. After about an hour, he came down, calm, and told me that his Big Brother is doing something and had asked him to go with. difficult child 1 asked if he could call BB to see if he could still go. I gave him my permission, he called & was told yes, and had a WONDERFUL day. It took the first half hour to sink in that what he'd been planning wasn't going to happen and then to recall something that he'd had to turn down but was now able to do. He problem-solved!!! All without ANY screaming and only minimal "inappropriate comments"......but with many tears. But hey, HE did it!!! Can anyone say "YIIIIIPPPPPPPEEEEEEE"?