Autism. He finally seems to have got it!
Last week, for the very first time, Bright Eyes went to school each day without tears, protests and crying. And, for the very first time, he asked to go on Tuesday as well. Next week he tells me that he'll be going 5 days, and he's certain that in 2010 he'll be going Monday to Friday, just like the other kids in his class.
It's almost as though he's sussed it out, realised that it's not too bad, and there are good things about it, so he can make it.
On Friday morning I sat next to him at 7am and said, "So, do you think you might have a crying morning about school, or will it be happy?"
He looked at me as if I was nuts and said, "Happy!"