Uaually after a long school break difficult child gets crazy as the break draws to a close. The morning of the first day is not always a good morning. We increased his medications over the break and they must have kicked in because he was amazingly calm this morning. He did admit that he was nervous, but he was really calm about it and we talked about why he was nervous ("I don't know. I just am."), but the time came for him to get going to the bus stop and he went out the door with a kiss and an "I love you, Mom." easy child had an ear infection over the break and he has to go back to the doctor's for a re-check of his ears and will be going to school late. That is something that I did not mention to difficult child and told easy child not to tell him, either, because I thought that would just cause problems. Every now and then I think that there might actually be hope.