We left school at 3:05, went to the bread store (fortunately they still had one loaf of white bread left), dropped easy child off at her vehicle at the garage, made it to difficult child's 3:30 chiropractor appointment with 5 minutes to spare. We then went to K-Mart which is across the parking lot from our grocery store. I needed to give Sunday School materials to someone who works at the grocery store's pharmacy so parked near K-Mart and walked to the grocery store. I told difficult child that he could go into K-Mart and I would be there soon. He had made a small indication that he did not want to go to the grocery store. Once I arrived at K-Mart, I found difficult child to let him know I was in the store. He looked a little pale. He made a mental wish list from the electronics dept of items he wants for Christmas and then found a birthday gift for a Friday party and a birthday gift and Christmas gift for his chapel partner. He then asked me to go to the hardware dept with him to let him show me what he would like to get husband for Christmas. I told him I would be there soon. Well, I completly forgot and walked right past that area in search for easy child. difficult child followed me and reminded me that I was suppose to stop there. I was looking at some toys to help easy child with babysitting gifts. difficult child sat down on the floor to wait for me. We then walked back to the hardware area and difficult child kind of hung on me. He wanted to go home but we needed to wait for easy child to finish her shopping. I tried to help fill his time by asking if there was anything at this store that he would like to buy for his teachers for Christmas so that is done. He found a Starbuck's coffee set for easy child also (She is so addicted to Starbucks!!). difficult child was just not himself in the store. He seemed a little agitated and started to demand that we leave NOW! I told him that easy child is almost done and that I think his anxiety is rising. He needs to calm down and get control. When we got home, he made a pumpkin pie. He wanted to make whipped cream and needed pumpkin pie to serve it with. sister in law allowed him to help make it at Thanksgiving and he remembered how. While studying for a Social Studies test, he told me that he turned into a whale during math. What? The other kids told him he sounded like a whale when he yawned. I told him he should do shower or bath tonight and go to be early. He is so tired. I just don't see that this is from the weekend but could be (just doesn't feel right). As moms, you know we can tell the difference between tired for tired and tired for sick. He looked and acted more like the tired for sick tonight. He asked if I would make a nice warm bath for him and make up his bed. The back of one of his knees is bothering him. He told me he was a little scared about it but that he will be o.k. He then went to bed. I wonder if he will be sick tomorrow? Hopefully it is just the weekend catching up? I do feel that he understands his anxiety is rising because he is tired and not feeling well. Time to dig out those coping skills tools again.