difficult child continues to have a really hard time at school and has been extremely manic even at home but especially at school. We have received emails or phone calls for all but two (I'm hoping for two as I haven't heard today yet) days of March so far. He is just not able to hold it together. He is going to stay at school on Friday while the class is on a field trip because of two reasons: 1. They are very concerned about taking him out in the woods and 2. difficult child doesn't want to go so it would spell trouble to send him. On Sunday after husband, difficult child, and I were at the club we needed to stop at the grocery store. difficult child was in a real "buy this for me" mode so we decided husband would stay in the car with him. When I returned to the car with the groceries husband asked what I had decided on for dinner for the next time. I told him hamburgers and hot dogs. I said I only bought hamburgers because we already had hot dogs at home. difficult child informed me we didn't because he had eaten them all (10 in 2 or 3 days). He began demanding that I go back into the store to buy hot dogs. I said he could eat hamburgers or peanut butter and jelly but I wasn't going back in (there is no reason we shouldn't have had hot dogs left). He was upset and started pushing my seat forward in the van (husband was driving). When we got home he started singing and when I listened to the words he was taking about how he was going to smash my ankles in the car door. Since I heard him I was able to brace myself for when he tried and he did try! husband made sure difficult child left and then I got out of the car. A few minutes later he was using a knife and pretending to poke it at me (very manic like and said he was playing when I told him to stop). Forward to Monday when I told two friends about what had happened (the two friends don't know one another but both have difficult children). Both expressed concern for my safety. I didn't think much of it because difficult child had calmed down relatively quickly and moved on to other things. Forward to today. While I was updating difficult child's therapist about difficult child's past few weeks I mentioned Sunday and the van. She too expressed concern for my safety. She thinks maybe it is time for difficult child to be hospitalized to have a look at his medications. I don't know why but I was surprised. I guess I minimized the incident because I didn't get hurt and was able to redirect difficult child. on the other hand, as I think of it, had I not been listening to what he was singing about my legs could have been really hurt. difficult child's therapist wants me to call his psychiatrist tomorrow and she is going to call also. She was surprised at how manic he was during the entire appointment. So I guess March Madness is here. We'll see what happens when I call psychiatrist tomorrow.