I talked to easy child 2's mom before we picked up easy child 2 last night. Found out that easy child 2 told her she had the knife to cut "something that regular scissors wouldn't cut" and then "just forgot" when she put her supplies away and put it in her bag with her other stuff. But mom didn't think to ask what it might have been that she was trying to cut. easy child 2 told her mom that she thought punishment should be a month without tv or video games. Pretty harsh punishment for a kid who thinks she didn't do anything wrong. Mom didn't beleive the cutting something story. easy child was not aware Id talked to her mom. When we got home, we asked easy child 2 about the knife. She said she was making something and used it. I asked what she was cutting. She told me yarn. I asked why she didnt use scissors. She said she couldnt find any. Then I told her I had talked to her mom, did she want to change her story. She said she couldnt remember what she told her mom. In addition to the knife incident, easy child 2 came up with a prescription bottle full of change last weekend. I asked her where it came from, and she said she found it in her room, shed forgot about it from a long time ago. She used it on various stuff over the weekend, it was somewhere between $10 and $15 and I didnt think much of it until she went back to her moms Tuesday, then recalled that last summer, difficult child 2 came up missing about $15 in change when she was here. So we then wondered if it was difficult child 2s money. So we asked easy child 2 about the money. First she said part of it grandma gave her during the festival and she found the rest. I know that grandma gave her $2 in change at the festival. She said she found about 10 coins. If the 10 coins were quarters, that would still only make about $4.50. Then she said she brought it from her moms. She has a jewelry box there with money and she brought some in her pocket each week. I told her I was going to call her mom and ask about the jewelry box, was mom going to tell me it existed? She quickly said no, she made that up, too. Then she said shed taken it from her moms money jar in the bathroom. Then at 7:45 last night, while easy child 2 was at church, difficult child 1 called to let me know hed arrived safely and said hed put about $10 worth of change on top of easy child 2s book shelf and it was gone, to please watch for it. (when difficult child 1 left for basic, easy child 2 moved into his room, so we all had to be a little giving while he was back because he didnt have a room). He said hed asked husband, easy child 1 and easy child 2 before he left, but all said they hadnt seen it. BINGO. So after church, I walked up to easy child 2 and said did you get the money off the top of your bookshelf in your room? and she replied yes, and Ill pay difficult child 1 back. This doesnt qualify for difficult child status yet, but I really dont want to add another one to my list. Wow. When it rains, it pours.