Our little man is falling apart. Thursday night at special needs pottery, he had an epic meltdown - totally out of his head, fight or flight kinda of thing. He was with his sitter and they sent him out of the building, so she had to restrain him in the parking lot for a good while before he stopped hitting her or trying to run away. Took her about an hour but she was able to finally get him in the car and get him home safely (in the meantime, I was in Kansas City on the way to the movie premier with the author, fighting traffic trying to talk her thru this *stuff*). I have had to be gone a few times for work. Just a couple days here and there, but I've been gone overnight. Last week, I was gone Monday and Tuesday. SpEd teacher was gone Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Wee difficult child's morning aid went home sick one day. And there was a sub for pottery class, as well, Thursday night. Sped Teacher and his morning aid were gone Friday, as well, so we just kept him home. Then today, he went to school and SpEd teacher is gone again. He lost it about 10am and spent the rest of the day in the principal's office. He didn't do anything more than call names and hide under the desk, and they didn't make an issue of it, but this is so out of character for him this year, the principal didn't know what to do with him. FWIW, I think the principal did *alright* in his first real test with wee difficult child. He ignored the name calling, attempted redirection (tho too obvious about it) and just went about his day as tho a child under his desk calling him names was status quo... The other "oddities" about last week were that his BT broached the subject of bio dad just to "benchmark" where wee difficult child is with the man (thanks to crazy girlfriend for this one) and he told my mom, who thought the therapist was nice, that its what "bad kids have to do". I really think this is largely due to a huge disruption in wee difficult child's routine, mostly. All those people gone, which are "key" people to him is a big blow. Course, the only way to test that theory is restore the routine, which won't be possible til next week. I think I will probably keep him home the rest of this week, just in case. So much for having nothing to talk about at tomorrow's meeting.