Well, the melt down did not come but darest I say "yet"? difficult child stated he closed his eyes at the beginning of the Omnitheator but then it was o.k. He didn't eat much for lunch and was feeling weird so just followed one of the other boys around. He didn't show them his favorite exhibits. The State Capital tour was shorter than he expected in that they didn't see as much as he thought they would. It was good enough to go back soon so that I can take the tour. The Under Water World went well (another area that doesn't work well when his anxiety is up). The exhibit with baby stingrays and shark was empty. He figures they all grew up. That could be and they are waiting for a new batch (you get to pet the live stingrays and sharks). He did fine at the Rainforest Cafe until just about ready to leave. We are used to fast paced busy days, but that is when difficult child feels comfortable letting us know when he needs breaks (or I can pick up on cues). He doesn't like to ask anything of anybody so I am sure the day was getting very long. By the time they got to the vehicle to start back home, he was fine again. He didn't think about me at all but did say he kept thinking about Dad meeting him at the capitol as a way to work through his feelings. He decided this trip was partially a success and partially not. I told him about next week's psychiatrist appointment and he was a little taken back. It is coming so fast. We thought it would be atleast a month. He is not sure how he feels about it. I think his difficult child mind is telling him that because Mom agreed to this she must think something is wrong with him. Wrong to the point that he is very sick - part of his anxiety ridden thinking - something always has to be seriously wrong. I can't win for loosing so many times. He can always find a negative reason for things. I think I mentioned that he thinks I am taking sign language classes because he is loosing his voice. He is doing very well tonight - no visible signs of melting. I am so glad - I did expect some whining in the car on the way home but I just asked him about each part of the trip. Didn't give him much time to whine (he would have if he needed to though). I'll see if it catches up with him in the morning.