Duckie is making lying a habit, even over stupid stuff. Here's two examples. I ran out to get gas last week, I left Duckie at home for about 10 minutes. When I came home, there was a big glop of melting ice cream on the floor. Now, I don't put any serious restrictions on Duckie's eating habits except to say "Don't eat X because I'm using it in a meal" or "Hey! You don't need a snack now because dinner is almost ready." You get the idea... she was not in trouble for eating ice cream. But I did say "It looks like someone has been eating ice cream." because, well, there it was on the floor. She actually starting arguing that it was not her (it wasn't there when I left, husband was at work and the cats and frogs can't manage to open the freezer... yet). Did not matter, it was not her. She even said "Well, where's the dirty bowl?". So I said "There isn't one. My educated guess, because there's a dirty spoon in the sink with ice cream on it, is that you ate the ice cream right from the carton." And last night: She was upstairs after her friends left around 10PM. I told her to get ready for bed so I could get to bed too (she goes back to school on Monday after being on spring break). She brought down her iPad and kept using her kikk account to message her friends for about 15 more minutes when I said that was enough and off to bed. She argued when I said the iPad stays downstairs, but I kept it with me because I didn't want her staying up late to use it. A small battle won. This was just before 11PM. I finish watching my tv show at 11:30PM and I go out to the kitchen to turn out lights and notice her purse is open (this isn't usual for her) so I check and notice that her cell phone isn't there. So I go upstairs, she's faking being asleep but I reach under the covers and quickly grab the lit phone away from her. But she wasn't using it. No, not her. So I wake her up at 8AM today (she has to be up at 6AM tomorrow) and I go over the events of last night, including the fact that she changed her iPad password (husband and I must have access to all accounts, it's a condition of her use). And I tell her that she has a few things to do today like pack her book bag and gym bag. But she wants to watch tv first. Uh... no. The other stuff first. But she's sooooo tired. I ask her why she's tired and she has to gall to say "I don't know why I'm so tired when you made me go to sleep at 10PM". And husband wonders why we must never be out of wine.