I've seen some of this kind of behavior, too. I don't understand it because when I say I will be back in two hours, I will be back in two hours. I've also talked with a mother who suddenly decided to go see her sister in another state and took her daughter and her daughter's friend (both 10 years old) with her without calling the friends parents to ask if it was alright. She finally called them the next day at the prompting of her sister and was really surprised that they had been worried out of their minds. To this day (3 years later) she just cannot understand their anger...says they knew her and should have known their daughter was ok with her. SHEESH! I would have taken charges out on her.