>Well, M is finally asleep. It has been a rough day. Started with him getting a bath and writing all over the tub with a pencil. Then the mouth started. Took away all privileges. Mouth continued. Ended up being a long day and he got incredibly mouthy. He got so mad he threatened to hurt himself. So we restrained him. Then he started cussing me out. Got him calmed down. Still no privileges. He was ok for a while, then we discovered that he had a book and paper that he wasn’t supposed to have. Took them away, and he started throwing things. Tried to throw my laptop. Was successful in getting it away from him without hurting him or the laptop. Got him calmed down again. I had to run an errand so left for a bit. We let him work on a puzzle with his siblings and mom. When he started getting lippy with them, we took him away from the situation. No privileges. He again started cussing me out. Finally told him that he could calm down or lose privileges for whole week before Christmas. He calmed down, shortly before snack time, he got mouthy again. Gave him his snack, and now he is sleeping. Seems quiet now.
Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day!!! I love the little guy, contrary to what he thinks.