I'm a little confused. difficult child 2 has been doing pretty well for a while now at his current medication levels. But for some oddball reason today, and maybe it's because he woke up earlier than he normally would on the weekend (8:15am vs. 11 or noon), or because he got his afternoon dose a few hours late, or maybe it's because he's in the beginnings of puberty, he was just all over the place. It did not give him any stimulant today (and he only takes 2.5mg when he does). By the time I gave him the lunchtime Seroquel XR at 3:00pm today, he admitted that his thoughts were racing -- I asked him if his head was buzzing again. I could tell just by his hyperactivity and the scattered look on his face. So a half hour later and he's calmed down, says his head's not buzzing anymore. But then about an hour after that, he's starting to ramp up again -- more impulsive, more hyper. We were at the beach and he was just running and running and climbing out on the jetty where he shouldn't have been and throwing a bucket and running around with it on his head and running back in the water (it was very cold and windy today), then running back out, then laying in the sand and getting covered head to toe, then complaining that his legs were chaffing (DUH, you covered yourself in wet sand!). Argh! We decide it's time to dry off and change clothes to go get dinner. He calms down a bit after he's rinsed off and in his dry clothes. He volunteers (very nicely) to go fetch difficult child 1 who was on the pier fishing. But as he's walking back he's being very absent minded, almost tripping over fishing poles or bumping into people, swinging the fishing bucket and knocking it into difficult child 1 or easy child. Or he steps on easy child's feet (he's got clunky sneakers on and she's wearing flipflops). Just totally unaware and clumsy. We walk to a restaurant and he's being very touchy-feely, hanging on difficult child 1 and driving him nuts, or bumping into easy child -- and since everyone's hungry they have no patience for him. He ate dinner o.k. -- ate about 1/2 of what he ordered. Behaved fairly well and wasn't too terribly impulsive. We went for a drive on the harbor ferry then parked and walked around a small downtown area to windowshop since everything was closed. And by now (maybe 30 minutes after leaving the restaurant) he's ramping up again. Swinging his body around, unaware of his surroundings and coming close to colliding with passers-by, hanging on his brother, with this driven energy almost like he's on the verge of pacing like he used to before... Maybe he was just tired. He did have an emotional meltdown earlier in the day when he was begging to go to the beach and we were all doing yardwork (around 11:30am -- which is an hour before he usually gets his afternoon medications). I promised we'd go, but not until after we finished some of the work and ate some lunch. He just couldn't stand it and threw some hand clippers (opened blade at that) and started crying and throwing a tantrum. I hope tomorrow is better for him. Hopefully no one will wake him up early!