We are back from our adventure packed weekend. When we arrived at sister in law's on Friday early afternoon, we went to Como zoo. After that, the visit to Mall of America. difficult child was a little anxious and we kept reminding him that MOA was NOT what caused him to be sick. He was already having problems before visiting there last Fall. We went through Under Water World as we usually do. He was very independent so whatever anxiety he was struggling with did not have him haning on me. Then he asked if we could go eat. After agreeing on Tony Roma's we headed there. The route taken happened to go past the infamous balcony. difficult child was doing great. He was looking toward the area and I walked closer to the balcony and asked if he wanted to come over. He shook his head and with a grin said "don't push it mom" as he walked away. So we kept going. Maybe another time? We ate and then headed to Lego Land. While waiting for husband to meet up with us, difficult child noticed an Apple store down the hall. He received permission to go there and took off ahead of me. (No separation problems! ) It was getting late so when husband returned, we headed through the park and went through Under Water World again before heading back to sister in law's. difficult child experienced low level anxiety off and on all weekend. We are looking for various ways to help. Fruit helps as well as rest. We did so much that in order to remember everything, I will have to write it down. The stress eraser arrived while we were gone. easy child took difficult child to get it. Puppy is also home so we will see how much he improves this week with those two stress reliever tools. I will count the MOA trip a success. difficult child was able to keep his anxiety in check during our very busy weekend. Oh yeah, forgot to mention, difficult child learned how to swim and float on his stomach this weekend. He was so proud of himself! He also rode an elephant and a camel, went to a Twins game with an awesome ending, went to the Star Wars exhibit, played mini golf with his dad, attended a circus school performance, rode a monorail, went to the Grizzly Coast exhibit at the MN Zoo, and saw a cool police mobile at the airport.