I am sick to death of hearing that! The kids were playing in the basement. They were quite, but I could hear then and it sounded like they were playing nicely. Then I hear easy child yelling "ooowwwwwww!!!" and running up the stairs. difficult child is running after him saying, "I'm sorry, easy child! I didn't mean it. It was an accident." easy child runs up to his room. difficult child comes up and I asked him what happened. He said that they were playing and he hit easy child in the nose, but that he didn't mean it. I believe him because I could tell from the sounds of their playing that they were being nice to each other, but they are boys and boys tend to rough house. I tell difficult child to leave easy child be and let him calm down. difficult child goes up to his room and all is quiet. A few minutes later I hear the kids yelling at each other. I went upstairs and said to difficult child why he was yelling at his brother after I told him to leave him alone and let him calm down. He said that easy child came out of his room and started yelling at him. husband chimes in and says that easy child never came out of his room and that difficult child was not telling the truth. Of course, that starts the whole "You always take his side and you never believe me and you don't love me!" Ugh. As a side note, husband asked easy child and easy child did come out of his room. Maybe husband needs to check his facts before he jumps into the fray. I made him tell difficult child that he was sorry. At least he calmed down and is helping husband put up the Christmas tree.