I don't know about you, but I don't know what to get difficult child for Xmas. He is an only child and always will be T.G. for modern medicine!! HAHA! He has video game systems (some left over from husband's earlier years -PS2 and Nintendo 64) and last yr received his own DS. He has a top of the line bike, a battery run jeep (from his 3rd b-day from husband's estranged father & step mother), a scooter (forget name, but big last year), a bouncy house, now internet access with-brand new monitor, a boston terrier (she was free-bless her heart), clothes, books, etc, etc, etc. I don't know what to get this difficult child. I've asked him for a Santa list (he still believes) and haven't gotten a lot from him. He's demanding in so many ways, but never when it comes down to what do you want. He gave my mom a few ideas yesterday and she acted upon them today with-my approval (she's awesome!). A few things we are thinking about are: an ice cream ball (he loves ice cream), a metal detector (he loves to search for things) and I was thinking a rock polisher. I had one around his age and loved it. I have polished rocks that were given to me by my college v-ball coach. They were her incentive to keep us doing well academically, while playing professional college v-ball. He loves and covets them. But the polishers are $$$. Anyone have some less $$ ideas? Tough times this year...Any suggestion is appreciated!