So good news on the medication front. Focalin is helping difficult child 2 tremendously at school. He is producing more work than ever thought possible. His teacher is thrilled. So am I....to a point. difficult child 2 has always been on the hyperactive side, but lately his hyperactivity is in over drive as soon as that damn medication wears off. Last Friday my mom watched the kids while I attended an alcohol meeting. When I came home, she proceeded to tell me that difficult child had been body slamming himself into the walls all night. He even slammed himself into a window and broke one of the blinds. difficult child 2 is pretty strong for his age, and I'm afraid that one of these days he's going to break something even worse, if not break one of his own bones! My mom tried to turn the TV off as punishment, but difficult child just went up to the TV and turned it right back on again. All weekend long difficult child 2 was a nightmare. Slamming into things, jumping on furniture, climbing all over things, and creating havoc with his sister. Of course difficult child 1 retaliated and all hell broke loose. I cleaned the house from top to bottom on Friday night, and by Saturday evening the whole house was trashed. Last night difficult child was acting like an animal. He was jumping all over the place, yelling out, and just being a really annoying, hyeractive little snot. He has always been sorta hyper, but it seems like since he's been taking these medications the hyperactivity has gotten much worse once the medications wear off in the evening. Just when I'm running on empty, he goes running ahead full speed. I'm tired. I wish I could bottle up his energy and take a huge dose of it every night because I need it more than he does. I have no idea where I'm going with this post. Just need to vent a little, I guess. Right now I feel like there's not much I can do.