Hello, This morning difficult child's driver didn't come at 5:40 like usual. difficult child sits on the bench infront of the house waiting. Usually I leave at 6:10. This morning difficult child was still sitting there at 6:10. At 6:35 I looked out the window and he was gone and I assumed the driver picked him up but was a little perplexed because I didn't hear the van door slam. We live in a warm state and the windows were open. I went to work. It turns out difficult child didn't get picked up. He hid behind the neighbors truck until I left. Then about a half hour later told his dad he hadn't been picked up and could dad take him to school. Dad called the school and found out it was a half day, the driver had been there a half hour before usual, waited 10 minutes and left. (????!!!!). We didn't know it was a half day. They said they couldn't guarantee him a ride home. Husband has an important meeting. So he called me and I came home from work to stay with difficult child. difficult child said he hid behind the truck because he thought he wasn't going to get to go to school today and didn't want to stay home with me. (No, I don't beat him or even yell at him, I just have him sit at a table writing sentences). Well, I got home and did speak meanly to him. I said: "You thought you were so tricky. But you only screwed yourself over; if you'd followed instructions and stayed on the bench, I would have taken you to school. But now because you were sneaky, you get what you don't want and get to stay home with me." And I had him do a 15 minute lean and rest position. (That's where you get in position to do push ups, but just stay still). difficult child did about 5 minutes of lean and rest and then ran out the front door. What do I do? I tried calling husband, but he's in a meeting and they won't interrupt even though I said it's about his son and might involve the police. Do I call the police? Do I just do nothing? What do I do?