I've lost my cool so many times this week with Sam... it's been a hellish week, and not having school hasn't helped. Break -- hah! Finally today I reversed the door knob to his bedroom door & put him in there for a time out. We'll see if that does any good -- if doesn't work for him, it at least gives me a few minutes of sanity. I've tried putting so many things into basket C -- but 24/7 wears me down. husband took a couple of days off & has been good in the evenings about being with the kids, but like so many others, I'm at my wits end. I SO want to pack a suitcase, a couple of good books and escape for a few days. I've even thought about going back to work just to get away -- although I know that won't really help our issues. The school district did their observation at Sam's school right before break, and he performed marvelously -- I wouldn't normally wish a meltdown on his teacher, but the team really needed to see who Sam is. Sam's preschool teacher mentioned that the school district wants to come out to school again & bring an Occupational Therapist (OT) -- not sure what that means. Any ideas? Well, miracle of all miracles, he's ready to come out of his room & make good choices... like clean up the drops of urine he left on the bathroom floor (which is all I asked him to do in the beginning). "Battle weary" -- funny how that can mean so many things -- battle weary from fighting our children, battle weary from fighting with the schools, battle weary from our situations. Sometimes I can really understand why people become addicted to alcohol or drugs -- being numb is sometimes very appealling, although again it wouldn't really help anything. Thanks for listening to my rambling. SO looking forward to school starting again next week.