You all know how dramatic & selfish our difficult children can be. kt has been especially dramatic, emotional & in your face of late. On top of that, we owe her because I've been sick & she's been asked to help out. Or, that is what she's been telling her in home therapist. Having said that, kt was extremely difficult & rude last night. I was on my last nerve. I told kt that this was her choice, walked away from the drama in tears. I was overtired - had just overextended myself yesterday. kt came to me & told me to stop crying because it was making her uncomfortable. "kt, my love, these are my tears; this is my sadness. I can have feelings - I can have & express my feelings. You are not the only one in this house who feels sad or angry. If you choose to feel sad because of my sadness that's okay - don't blame me later for that sadness. Stop blaming me or my being ill for poor angry choices. And I love you." For some reason those words stopped kt in her tracks. She did what I asked her to do & toddled off to bed. Nothing more was said last night or this morning. We'll see how this afternoon goes.