Today at orientation, the teacher put all the kids on a riser and took a group photo. "Smile!" she yelled, as all the kids smiled. Except for difficult child, who immediately wiped the smile off his face and offered a blank stare. The teacher then asked for a silly pose. I shouted his name and jumped up and down and tried to act silly to get him to smile or wave, which he's usually pretty good at, and the other kids stretched their lips with-their fingers, crossed their eyes and stuck out their tongues. difficult child stood there with-a blank expression. Immediately after the flash went off, he stared straight at me and laughed. SO DELIBERATE.