The following is written on an Avatar (some censoring by me), but it so strikingly depicts how my difficult child thinks. Did you call me a bit@h? A bit@h is a dog, dogs bark, bark is on trees, trees are a part of nature, and nature is beautiful. So thanks for the compliment. Example: Yesterday difficult child calls me from after school care, "Need an x-ray on my hand." Long story short, he got mad at school and hit a door. I told him if you "must" hit something, go outside and hit a tree. His answer: I did. The door is wood and the wood came from a tree. Now next time around, he will completely miss any inference he should rightly pick up on.