Apparently the psychologist saw way more in difficult child 2 today than he feels qualified to address, so he is going to speak to his associate, who has more experience dealing with school age BiPolar (BP) kids, about following difficult child 2's progress. He's also going to get a checklist/questionnaire for me to use to monitor difficult child 2's behavior and wants me to try to journal a bit each day to keep track of my observations. He said he seemed very "ramped up" today compared to last week (5 days today @ 250mg Depakote, we increase to 500mg tonight). He had him draw some pictures for him, and what he drew and the explanations he gave indicated that his thoughts are very disordered and fragmented. What I saw was him being goofy and silly, but that's how he is right now (among other things) and therapist said I'm probably "normalizing" his behavior in my mind because I'm living with it daily (... yeah, and trying to maintain my own sanity) I also let him know about difficult child 2 trying to go for a ride in my laundry basket down the stairs (only made it to the first landing before I stopped him -- Thank GOD!), the flashing of his privates he's been doing, trying to pants kids in the pool, saying cruel and heartless things to his sister about her injuries from a bad bike accident this weekend (landed her in the ER with a mild concussion and multiple bruises and the whole left side of her face scraped up) -- saying things like it was her fault it happened and that she looks ugly with her face so messed up. Good thing he's my flesh and blood... We tried stopping at a store on the way home -- what a joke that was! Climbing in and out of the cart, touching everything, knocking stuff off shelves, pacing, swinging his arms wildly in the aisles as he walked, annoying his siblings, being very loud and generally obnoxious... I'm exhausted!