...But just don't GET that they have to do other stuff. Pat has been improving over the last week. But... Only on little things. I've been trying to hold out an olive branch but I'm ready to beat him with it, because along with the slight improvement has come... The parenting of Belle. And that's not cool. He's been told repeatedly to NOT do that... Yep. Because he does things like take away (insert whatever she is playing with) because she shouldn't have it for whatever reason. Yesterday it was her wooden train from her brand new track. Day before, was her step stool for the toilet (she was using it to get to the sink...to wash her hands...). And so on. He is still refusing to wash dirty dishes, or even put them in the dish washer. He ate 3/4 the 18-oz bag of Hershey's chocolate eggs I bought for Rose's egg hunt and work (forget asking me about them). He hid the peanut butter so we wouldn't see he was eating it (hello, kid, it's on YOUR shelf so YOU eat... Sigh). And he has this cockamamie story about keeping a bunch of 2-liter bottles for a friend (about 15-20 of them)... We told him he has a few more days and then we will remove them. I also explained bottle bombs, which are BIG around here right now, and told him if his fingerprints are on the bottles HE is the one who is screwed, not us. He's also not done a thing about getting a part-time job. The second he does, we will give his phone back... But... Yeah, nope. I started to feel bad for him, and talked him into cleaning his bathroom so Bill would give his mattress back. And then all the other stuff came back, too. Argh.