Make It Stop
SILVER LINING: My boy is consistent and has stamina!
In fact, his behavior was so volatile that we put him in his room to avoid a volley of tiny but stinging bitch slaps and to calm him down. When it was time for Erik to go to bed a short time later, we quickly formulated a plan. I called it our own version of "shock and awe." Brian took one door to his room, and I took the other. We burst through each door at the same time, singing ridiculous songs, blowing bubbles, and providing more entertainment than Barnum and Bailey ever dreamed possible. Erik looked very confused, which cracked me up, but we had him in bed wearing pajamas with his teeth brushed before he knew what had happened. He was asleep shortly thereafter, so I am assuming exhaustion played a large role in his behavior.