Sorry I haven't been posting the last couple days. I've had so many other things going on that I've been reading but my brain's "advice column" is non-existant right now. Please keep us in your thoughts tomorrow (Thurs) morning. difficult child 1 has his first court appearance and we are ALL extremely nervous. He was doing fine until he had to be fingerprinted yesterday. He was great during the process since there were so many cool gadgets/machines to look at. Things went downhill fast the minute we got back home. EXTREMELY irritable, angry, uncooperative all day yesterday and today. He woke up in the middle of the night last night and couldn't get back to sleep so was up half the night and all day today. It's taken every ounce of patience I have just to maintain myself that I don't have any left to HELP him. ANXIETY + pressure + change + lack of sleep = 1 VERY tired and scared and anxious mom.