I know the boys just went last week, but I am so anxious to hear what this new doctor says. Especially after the jumping jacks episode. I spent some time with a friend this weekend who used to be an Asst. PE Coach at difficult children school. She said youngest difficult child has had a meltdown like this in PE class before. Why didn't anyone tell me this? She said another Asst. called me, but he never told me how bad it was or described his behavior to me. He just said he refused to do the warmups so he made difficult child sit out from the game. Tonight we were playing a new card game. Basically you need to know what a book and a run is. A book is 3 of a kind and a run is 4 in a row of the same suit. Before playing I went over this with youngest difficult child. He understood it, he told me what each meant. You play with several decks of cards at a time, so there are all different colored decks in your hand. We were playing for a bit and I noticed he kept wanting cards that didn't help his hand. (he shows you his hand regularly) Then when I really started watching, I noticed he wasn't sorting cards by what the card was (4,5,6 or 3,3,3) but by the type of deck it was. So he had a pile from the dark red deck, a pile from the light blue deck, a pile from the plastic deck, a pile of pink cards and so on. When I asked him how to play, he knew exactly how to play, he just preferred to sort cards then play. Maybe I'm noticing too much, but he does this with his cars too. Lines them up according to size and color and so on. He gets very upset if you rearrange them too or take one out. Same with cards tonight. Oldest difficult child and I started something new on the schedule today too. I want him to work on his personal skills, so today we started with listening. I started talking to him and then I asked him a question, then he started talking and so on. Then in the last 5 minutes of his parent time I asked him how the conversation started, then how it progressed and also what did we both learn today. He did great. He didn't interupt, although I purposely interupted him a few times (I pointed it out later) and he was able to tell me about the entire conversation and what we both learned. It was nice too because we got to tell eachother about things we enjoy doing and what he wants to do as he gets older and how it works and so on. It was one of the best conversations we've had in months. I was so thrilled! I wish this new neuropysch would call with something soon. I'd really like to talk about what he noticed with my difficult children. School is quickly approaching and I so want them to be on the right path this year.