are an Explosive combination for Duckie. We go through this every year, though usually to a lesser extent because she usually adjusts somewhat to the time change before the maples start pollinating. My itchy eyes tell me they started last weekend because my allergies are kicked up already. She has been argumentative and... shrill. There's really no other word for it. She is loud and screeching rather than using a normal tone. She was difficult at Brownies and American Girl Club and nearly had a meltdown when I picked her up from school because she couldn't find her math homework. I tried to discreetly rub her shoulders to calm her down at Brownies tonight but she screamed that I was pinching her. Ugh.