At 7:30 tonight we got a knock at our door. It turned out to be a boy who goes to the same php as my difficult child is in right now and he knew where we live because he is from our school district and they ride the bus together. (along with several kids) His dad was standing on our street. As soon as I opened the door this boy tried to push his way into the house and called for dad to come in with him. I stopped him and he then told me who he was and he was there to play with my difficult child. I told him that was not possible as difficult child was grounded. (he threw a heavy book at me this am and it landed on my foot making a huge bruise on my foot. I told him we would talk to difficult child and we could set up a time for them to play. I did ask difficult child to come out and say hi but he got all shy on me and would not come out. So I am annoyed that 1) they show up here at 7:30 on a school night when he has to be on the bus at 7:15. and 2) they showed up unannounced, uninvited and we had no clue who this boy even was. I did ask difficult child if he knew this boy was coming or if he invited him and he said no. Would this have bothered you? I could never imagine showing up like that at a house where the parents have never met the child before.