and soon will land... If you recall in what seems like the never ending drama of life with a difficult child... Our difficult child allowed her old friend and her child to stay with her in her apartment. She was visiting her husband who was in prison here for some sort of court hearing. When the girl arrived, she had in tow her newborn child and her brother in addition to the child difficult child knew about originally. The meant four people. + difficult child. difficult child only has an efficiency apt. This led to a very weird cascade of problems and we had difficulty getting her to leave. This morning she (and group) finally left. husband and I bought two car seats at Goodwill. We hired a service (we had a connection that we forgot about!). We had them pick them up and take them to the airport AND we are going to get the car seats back. We hope to have a garage sale in the Fall...perhaps we'll get the money back for those things! Meanwhile...I am desperate to finish my school work. difficult child was here all week interrupting me. So, we sent her to another city to visit a friend. Her landlord has her on "probation" and has settled down a bit. I'm sending in a housekeeper to the place today to clean it up. It's not all that bad really. As soon as she gets back (difficult child) she has an appointment with her therapist, who she is no longer seeing regularly. Either husband or I will go with her to discuss her role in all of this. Meanwhile, she has agreed to go twice a week to the free center for group therapy. They are even willing to provide the transportation. A bus picks her up in the morning. She started right before she left for her trip and it will resume when she gets back. husband is home at the moment...asleep in bed. He says he is overly tired and I don't blame him. I need to get my paper finished....this has been a horrible saga and I HOPE that difficult child remembers. husband says that in her mind, it was HORRIBLE living at home for a week 'cause we made her keep her room clean (we turned it into a guest room and its real nice) and eat tv dinners cause I wouldn't cook for her or take her out. I do know she was bored and lonely. I do hope her therapist and the group therapy folks will talk with her about this...cause not much is sinking through. We spoke with one of her good friends and they too plan on speaking with her. In addition, the Landlord is going to tell her that she is not allowed to have anyone sleep over the in future. Keeping my fingers crossed that something sinks in. For those of you who have difficult children in apartments, are "sleepovers" a common thing and does it lead to big problems? Thanks for all your help in this...we are very happy that we took all of difficult children expensive things out of the apartment (made us feel safe) and do think that its possible when they realized we were going to call the cops back in again they decided to stick to their word and get out and do it peacefully. In addition, in their mind anyway, they played a role in the decision as to when they were going to leave and therefore were not disrespected. I am EXHAUSTED and continually amazed at the wierd goings on of life in the world of a difficult child. It's confusing, sad, exhausting and sometimes frightening.