Chomping at the Bit
And I mean that in a very literal sense. Having a child with autism is like waking up on Christmas morning...every day you get a new surprise; but sometimes those surprises come in the form of quirks and compulsive behavior and illness and heartbreak. It's rare, or at least has been in my case, that you get pleasantly surprised with a huge gift of a break through. I guess that's why the little breakthroughs means so much.
So the Doodle has a new OCD quirk. He walks around the house chomping his teeth together over an over. Biting and chomping. Chomping and biting. We've already been dealing with the teeth grinding. Oh the dental bills I can see in my future.