After a little more than 3 weeks on the good part of her cycle, she crashed and crashed hard tonight. The last two days she's played a lot of game cube and little has been asked of her. We all relaxed for the most part Sun. and today(it was a snow day) and we do this every once in a while so it wasn't really anything out of the ordinary. The game cube is in my 6 yr olds room and difficult child didn't want to stop playing tonight when it was bedtime. I didn't see it as a big deal that she became a little moody...its normal for her. But, she didn't want to go to her room and threw a little tantrum when I told her it was a non negotiable, it was bedtime because its a school night. She tried telling me it was too cold in her room so I told her that I would supply her with extra blankets (for the record, she has a room in the attic that I fixed up for her this summer...its not cold up there...she just didn't want to go to bed). She then told me that she's upset and anxious about going to school tomorrow. She's been going half days and tomorrow she starts going a little longer. I said that its understandable that she would be anxious and that we all knew that and that the Special Education. teacher would be there to walk her through everything. Honestly, I know she's a bit anxious but it didn't seem to bother her in the least until I said it was time for bed. So, she went to her room and cried for a bit. I was sitting on the couch settling my 2 yr. old when difficult child came downstairs and stood by the couch for a minute and I thought she was going to apologize for her earlier behavior but instead, she started to hit me. It caught me totally off guard but I was able to catch her hand every time she took a swing. She's also not very coordinated and has only the use of her right hand so she's at a disadvantage. I had to slide out from under my 2 yr. old who was a bit scared and walk her back to the stairs and directed her up. She went but not without a lot of swearing and screaming. She came back down one more time and tried the same thing. Lots more screaming and swearing but not as aggressive. Told me that I don't care about her, she wants to die, is going to jump out the window, demanded I call crisis, She's going to run away, blah, blah, blah, I talked her into going back to her room where she continued to cry and scream. I brought the other two kids down with me until she calms down and goes to sleep. I'm bummed You know, I'm hoping to keep this in perspective though because I really feel that she made some good progress over the last 3 weeks. Hopefully this part of the cycle passes quickly and she'll have another long good stretch. *sigh* thanks for listening.