What a great way to start out the yr. difficult child got up at 6:30, dressed himself (we laid everything out last night), and even had time to read a chapter in a novel. We got to school b4 the carpool line officiallly formed, and i was able to talk to the resources teacher (aka sped ed) who was helping with-carpool. I wanted to make a point of telling her what an awesome summer with-had with-Mrs. K, the math tutor. Teachers' methods and personalities make all the difference in the world. Also, the two stalker girls are no longer going to his school. They are going to the local public school. They called this weekend. He talked to one and refused to talk to the other. It's only a matter of time b4 they meet some new boy and forget about difficult child. I hope. I hope difficult child's day--week--life ... continues like this. Not likely. But I'm enjoying it while I can. It's amazing what it does to my mood ... I came home, actually ready to work!