i didn't finish the afghan, but it's a moot point, because we didn't get to have dinner with Mark's parents and brother's family after all. we drove all the way over there, and liam, who had been bouncing off the walls until 2 seconds before we left, fell asleep on the way to pick up mark. when we got to the restaurant (a 30 minute drive from when we left my house), he refused to wake up. the only reason i see for him being that tired was to have stayed up too late last night, after i'd told him to go to bed, and fell asleep myself. so we came back home. sean cried while mark went in and told everyone we were leaving, and i cried on the way home. it was that important to us. liam just happened to wake up as we were crossing the river to come back home. he's in bed now, i sent him to bed as soon as we got home. for your knowledge, liam is 12 1/2. and has never done anything like this before. he does not conk out like this. i don't know what was going through his head, but he's gonna hear it tomorrow. #1 on his list of to do things tomorrow is to write apology letters to both mark's parents, and mark's brother. meanwhile, i sit here and eat crappy Taco Bell because i didn't have anything to do a quick fix with. sigh.