I pulled him out of preschool, just got tired of their bs. I can't believe the change in V. He is SO happy, a lot easier going. He is even kind and will purposely do nice things for me and Sweet Pea (when Partner is at school during the day). No problem with saying "bye" when his Dad goes to work or when V goes to work with him. Seriously?? It had gotten so bad, we were reading a social story on how to say good bye (and why we say bye) every day. This afternoon, he climbed in truck with a single "bye Mom, see you later". No tears, not screaming, etc. On the other hand, now that I have more time with him (almost) one on one. I become more aware of his lacking skills. Poor little guy: he does not register anything. He asks the same questions over and over. Don't recall new words (we are learning about hatching eggs and our new incubator. It's still the "egg thing" or the "machine" to him). It's like the world is so confusing for him. People's name are impossible to remember. I'm hoping that patience and lots of repetition will allow him to learn more and be ready for Kindergarten? :/ But it is really nice to see how relaxed he is. The good weather is here, and he spends lots of time outside playing with dirt, sand, gravel and just getting dirty. The other day he picked up my hammer, asked where he could use it and spent about 10 minute pounding the gravel driveway. I could just see how he enjoyed it. Just being allowed to be himself. How is my wild and dirty child ever going to fit in school?? A child who does not like words but still wants to learn and understand? A child who needs to experience with his hands? A child who gets distracted by every noise and smell around him? A child who can not look at the big picture and gets lost in details?