This isn't very serious but I am just curious... I went for a walk in our beautiful autumnal vineyards with J this afternoon (it being Wednesday and no school day, between his gym class and tennis class). We had a pleasant time but... he seemed to be inordinately preoccupied with the fact that he got mud on his legs and then on his shoes and was really worrying about it and trying to get it off... Recently he seems to have got much more "fussy" about this kind of things. Seems to me a bit odd for a little boy but maybe it's just a phase?