Duckie had a difficult day today. She and another girl "B" had been library helpers yesterday at the end of the day. The library aide called them back this morning and wanted to know what they knew about the letters on a bulletin board being rearranged to spell the word "p-o-o-p". Duckie says it was B, but she was afraid to tell because B said she would blame it on Duckie. She later relented and let the aide know it was B. Now, that's all fine and dandy except that I've been on her for the last few weeks to stop repeatedly saying the very same word. She may not have actually moved the letters but I'm certain she was in on the word choice. Grrr. Then, she was told to stop talking several times by one of the teachers during handwriting instruction. Finally, she was sent back to her home-base classroom for being a distraction (instruction was taking place in a neighboring classroom). She insists the teacher was mistaken because she wasn't taking. This is after she gave me a killer headache last night with her non-stop talking. She even talked through a shower! And finally, she was loud & obnoxious at girl scouts tonight. Interrupting, constant motion, argumentative, bossy. She was a major distraction to everyone. She's been sick this week and her asthma has kicked up but I gave her a nebulizer treatment and her peak flow numbers have perked up 40 points. I don't know if I should keep her home tomorrow, she's really not sick enough but she's having a hard time controlling herself and behaving appropriately. Normally, I'd call it a mental health day but she's already missed 11 days between my mother's death and her being very sick last fall. I'm really on the fence. What would you do?