Somebody please explain how the same difficult child that had yet ANOTHER tooth pulled this morning (baby still, at least-we are up to 6 baby teeth pulled at this point) thought to call and ask for permission to stay out a little later? While I know everything is true, it still sounds nuts to stand there and tell the dentist in a very matter-of-fact way that your child will get physically aggressive over teeth brushing. And yes, I'm very honest about what happens with stuff like this; although certainly not detailed in anyway. Yes, difficult child has major sensory issues - no to autism/aspie; tested zillion times since he was 2-tested in the last year; and yes, teeth fell into Basket C - just now in Basket B. Teeth became less important when he was consistently trying to jump out of a moving vehicle. And I do declare he's still furious at the pediatrician from when he was sick at three that told him the antibiotics would not taste bad! And don't ask about the minor car accident 4 years ago; I think he is finally getting the idea I wasn't out to kill him! Occupational Therapist (OT) won't touch him - tried many times over the last several years. When Occupational Therapist (OT) has tried - he's different each time and they don't make any progress; as well as just about any other therapy! Whenever there is a halfway decent spell, husband and I start to look at each other, scratch our heads - and say it must be us; but then we remember! Just a rant or a vent. The calling home is important and wonderful that he does it. We adore our little monster, I mean, munchkin! Thanks for listening.