Ok, so I took my kids overnight to a big waterpark in the Wisconsin Dells and I don't know whether to laugh or cry (laughing is winning out). My son, the Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)-not otherwise specified kid with the videogame obsession, was nowhere near his games and I wouldn't pay for either of the kids to play the games they had at the hotel. It drove him nuts. He walked back and forth around the game room and, when he wasn't doing the water rides, he came up to the hotel room to talk non-stop about one game where you can "win" (yeah, right!) an X-Box 360. I guess he was watching kids play and dropping me hints that he wanted to play too. (I never told him he could--I said he was here to swim or be bored). I think, although he had a calm, pleasant demeanor, 90% of his conversation was about videogames AT A WATER PARK!!!! My daughter had brought a friend and when he spoke to them he talked about the games too! This kid thinks about videogames even when he's not doing them!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! On the plus side, he cleaned up the room himself: "I don't want the housekeeper to think we're slobs." He followed all my rules to a "T." And he packed up himself while everyone else was asleep and took everything out to the car. He really has nice manners and a kind heart. For the first time in a long time I thought, "Mabye he CAN live alone when he's an adult." He is certainly almost obsessed with keeping places clean and following rules. The complicated contradictions of an Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) child are really fascinating. My biggest amazement is that, when he's at home, Lucas talks to himself in a running monologue, but he is very aware that this is not socially acceptable. Since my daughter had a friend with her he didn't talk to himself even once. He acted so "normal."