....difficult child took the decision to kick him out, out of our hands. A friend of his came and picked him up yesterday evening. There was no mention of him staying over but he didn't come home. I called the school today and of course he wasn't there. When I finally got ahold of him, I was informed that he is moving out. Tomorrow. His friend is, I believe, 21 and another guy lives there that is 18 or 19....ish. His stuff is packed and setting out for us to inspect as we've told him that nothing leaves that we haven't approved. AND if anything does get taken out that we didn't give permission for, we will call the police and press theft charges. It kind of cracks me up though. His pile of stuff is pathetically small. There is still a TON of clothes and stuff in his room. He says we can toss it as he doesn't want any of it and only wears a few of his clothes anyway. Besides....he's going to get a better job soon and will buy more. Uh huh. He's moving to a tiny town out in the county that has a small store, a gas station and two or three bars. I can't wait to see this job he's going to get. He also swears up and down that he will stay in school. ummmhmmmmm. I haven't really said much to him about it tonight. Just asked the basics....who else lives in this house, how old, where is it, etc. I did tell him that the real world is much different than what he thinks it is but I stopped there and left it alone. I have a small stash of stuff in my trunk that I've been saving for when he got a place of his own. Dishes, a couple of pans, some tupperware/cool whip containers, a few utensils and four towels. I'm not sure if I will give him more of it but I did give him 3 of the towels to take with him. (sue me but the fourth was really nice.....came from my cousin's garage sale.....and I"m keeping it for husband and I to use! LOL) We shall see.