looking forward to the weekend? That's what husband and I were asking ourselves today. Both kids really were off today. easy child was actually worse than difficult child, easy child had promised to pick up the dog doo if we let her hang out at the mall on Friday night. Today I told her she needed to have it picked up by 11:00. I asked her at 11:10 why it wasn't done. At 12:00 I told her she needed to get up and do her job so I could mow the lawn. She refused. I told her it wasn't a choice. She started screaming when I told her that I wasn't going to let her rest until she did it. She threw a huge tantrum and tried to get physical with me. husband and easy child got home from the movie and easy child was still throwing a fit but eventually went out and did a half *** job but I didn't say anything. Next thing difficult child is pestering husband non stop so we decided to take a break and try to rest. All of a sudden both kids are going at it easy child is being so emotionally abusive to difficult child (not that he was innocent either). husband had to go out and he wasn't happy. When easy child gets going she just can't stop. It was just horrible and difficult child wasn't helping manners any. After all was said and done husband walked in to our room and said he just couldn't take it anymore. He actually had tears in his eyes. So did I. He said some nights he goes to bed and just prays he won't wake up. This was very sad. I told husband I didn't want to separate but maybe we would have to and each take one kid. He said no the problem isn't us it's them (which is true). I don't believe we actually would but today we were just so worn out. We ended up going to the health club and getting in a good work out and we both felt better afterwords. easy child's mood has improved slightly, difficult child is still being difficult child. husband and I are so tired.