difficult child was outside raking leaves (for fun). I took out a pumpkin lawn leaf bag and asked if he wanted to fill it to make a pumpkin. He filled it very quickly and then came in the house saying he realy needed a pumpkin today to decorate. He doesn't want to wait until Saturday. I asked if he would make brownies. He made brownies and while the pan was in the oven crushed four grocery bags full of pop cans. When the browines were done, he went outside to throw the football. He soon came in and said that he was decorating the best he could but he only had the pumpkin bag. We wished he had corn and gourds. He then asked if he could ride bike to a nearby farm stand. I only found $3.00 in cash so gave him a signed check made out to the farm but left the amount blank. I told him he had $5.00 on the check plus the $3.00 to spend. I gave him double grocery bag and advised him not to purchase a large pumpkin. He also had the cell phone with instructions to call me when he crossed a major street and then again on the way home after crossing the major street. He came home with $3.00 and a note that the check was $6.25 (no receipts at the stand). He is now looking for a wooden sword to use as a sign that he is going to write "Fred" on. He feels so good about being able to make the run alone to the farmer's stand. Isn't it great when they get into a working mode?