And what have you done with my kid???? Since Wednesday Little Man has been in the BEST mood. Pretty sad when him being happy is weird, but it is! He has been laughing and smiling, and best of all, not nearly as oppositional as usual. Yesterday I said, you need to go use the potty. His response? "okay Mommy." I about fainted. He never agrees and never obeys the first time. Every request is a fight. But not lately. It has nothing to do with everyone being gone, because his good mood started before everyone left. And me, never being one to forgo looking a gift horse in the mouth, was thinking, oh no, what if he is going manic? Before he goes completely manic, he will undergo a period called hypomania. He is actually really cute when he is hypomanic, because he is giggly and fun. BUT, the swing into full mania that follows is pure insanity. No sleeping and talk about irritable. He really hasn't been sleeping all that well, but the day the laughing started, he went to bed at 7:30 which is very early, and 9 last night, which is decent. So if he were going manic, the sleep would be shot to heck. I am left to wonder. Is it the SSRI that Dr. Ruby started him on almost exactly a month ago? Even at 1/2 mg, maybe? She said it could take 3-4 weeks to see improvement. If this is so, (please God, let it be so!) then we might actually have hit on something that improves his mood and the oppositional stuff. Wow. Perhaps it is just the position of the moon and the stars, and will be gone as quickly as it came. Whatever caused it, I am making the most of it. Heaping tons of praise on him, playing, laughing, ENJOYING every second of the current mood of happy. It would be great if it stuck around, but I am not going to make myself crazy and lessen the enjoyment of today by needing tomorrow to be different. Right now, here, it is good and I am grateful. Little Man gets home early today, and he and I have a date at one of the crazy pizza, kid, game places. I am bringing my camera, so hopefully I can update you tonight with some smiling sweetness.