difficult child was eating his supper tonight on the couch. I don't normally let him do it as he's a very messy eater and really doesn't pay attenting to what he's doing when he's in front of the tv. For whatever reason I decided to let it slide tonight. Then I noticed that he had set his plate on the arm of the couch and it was on the verge of sliding off. (Still had food on it) When I told him to please move his plate before it fell off, he replied with something typically rude toned and with attitude. As we've gotten A LOT of that lately (like 9 times out of 10 when he opens his mouth), I've told him I'm not tolerating it anymore. So I told him to take his medicine and go to his room. He of course refused and he took off through the house with me following. Probably not the best thing to do but I've had it. Anyway, it eventually got to the point that I was standing against the back door keeping it shut and calmly saying that he needed to go to his room and that he was not sleeping in the tent tonight. He, on the other hand, is yelling and hollering at me saying that I'm stupid, that I'm acting like a 3 year old and I should just shut up and go to MY room....blah blah blah blah. At one point he shoved me a couple of times and I also ran into a shelf when I was manuvering to get back in front of the door after I had stepped away from it. There were a couple of stand off moments when we just stood there staring at each other. Hey, it's repeat season...I've got nothing to do...I can stand there alllll night if I have to. He decided to go to the front door but forgot my sister in law was there so I just told her to stand in front of the front door. He didn't bother trying to physically move her like he did me because (and I almost laughed at this part) while she's not an extremely large woman, she's definately not Twiggy either. I don't know how I kept him from moving me away from the door honestly. While I still weigh more than he does, he's got a foot on me and is very strong. I'm sure I'll be sore tomorrow. I don't know what's gotten into him lately. More times than not when he opens his mouth to husband or I he does nothing but spew attitude and nasty. Tonight is the first time in a long time that we've had an incident like this. As for the attitude goes though.....I've had it.