Well, THAT didn't take long. Before even being here for 48 hours for Christmas Break, difficult child managed to: - Steal an old iPhone from her grandfather's desk - Steal the above iPhone AGAIN from ME after I confiscated it (this was before grandfather noticed it was missing, before I knew the truth about where it had come from) - Lie, lie, lie, deny, deny, deny - Kiss my rear all day Thursday in an effort to deflect suspicion - Scream "F you!" and various incarnations thereof at her father and I after the whole truth came out. Holy moly. All this AFTER the principal of her school called us and asked us to pick her up early for Christmas Break because of her behavior and attitude, saying that difficult child didn't deserve to participate in the "fun" holiday activities of the last 2 days of school. They are having trouble with her because she doesn't care about consequences, and the principal said that in asking her to leave early, she was hoping to give difficult child the message that the school does have authority. Ugh.