its been better overall. It's been a stressful few weeks with state testing and auditions. Plus girl drama. Plus hives & asthma. And, well, it is life with Duckie so it really never is dull. Her teacher had substitutes the last two days. Duckie came home Tuesday very upset because that day's sub was very loud. She was quite stressed out and difficult. She even had a few mini meltdowns over the course of the evening. And she was talkative. Very, very talkative. She was pretty sure it wouldn't be the same sub on Wednesday, which was really good news. But, she was so talkative that she forgot her morning allergy medications before getting on the bus. I tried calling the class to set up a time for me to bring them in, no answer. So I went in at lunch. I gave her the medications in the nurse's office and offered to brush her and do joint compressions... she enthusiastically agreed! She's still difficult from Tuesday and still talkative. Which makes her move like molasses (everything else stops when she talks) but she is coming out of this episode quicker, I think. I'll take it.