...on instructions from the child psychiatric. This weekend we're making difficult child light every single one. One by one. If he STILL thinks it's fun after that, we make him light 1,500. Considering his reaction to kicking the back of the carseat for 1/2 hr a few yrs ago, I think this is going to work. I was going to do this on my own, but didn't know much about boys and lighting matches (or burning pencils) so I waited for the psychiatric to suggest it. Yay! He said it is more of a boy thing, for whatever reason, and he knows my difficult child well enough to know this will work. He also regaled difficult child with-3 real-life horror stories of pts of his who burned their parents' houses down, and one who accidentally killed his grandparents. difficult child got the picture. It was weird hearing these horror stories of heat, smoke and flame, while it was pouring rain, thundering, lightning and hailing against the windows. What a strange session we had today. It couldn't have been better if the psychiatric had dressed up as Alfred Hitchcock or Vincent Price! We're also supposed to teach difficult child how to make a campfire from scratch, outside. I've been having him help me light fake logs in the fireplace at Christmas but the psychiatric said that's not good enough. It has to have detail and a fair amt of work to be educational. I'll let you know how it goes.