difficult child decided to go to Homecoming dance with a guy friend, since his girlfriend was grounded. He still has no phone service, but he did pull weeds today, and finish his science paper. husband and I told him he has to go for 3 days straight with-o arguing or defiance before he can get phone service back. So I picked up his friend, B, who was wearing a nice suit, and brought them to our house, made gluten free pancakes and bacon for dinner, and difficult child put on his ROTC uniform. They were 5 min. early for the dance. There were four cars in front of me, and we all left the same way, traveled down the same street, to the same main boulevard, and all drove to the grocery store! Now I'm making cookies and thinking that difficult child looks so grown up in that uniform! His girlfriend's mom texted me and said that her daughter is ungrounded and is free to invite difficult child to carve a pumpkin at their house tomorrow. We have gained back control of our kids and our schedules ... for the moment. I hope difficult child's girlfriend doesn't mind that he went to the dance to hang out with-o her. That's their problem. Cookies are ready! Wonder what the other parents got at the store?