On Thursday, my 14 year old step-son was about 30 minutes late coming home from the bus - turns out that he got into a fight with another kid after the bus had left. After getting the story out of him, it sounded like it was mostly caused by my step-son. This day was coming and, this sounds awful, I wasn't sad that he got his @$$ roughed up a little bit. He has a big mouth, we kept telling him that he needs to cool it down before his mouth wrote a check that his butt couldn't cover - and that day finally came.
Neither kid was hurt too badly (a scratch or two) and SS's ego was damaged worse than his body was. Is it sad that I'm glad that day came and went, so maybe he'll take us more seriously when we tell him to think before he speaks? I'm hoping this calms his attitude down before he's in high school this fall and smarts off to some bigger, older kid who won't be as nice to him.