Thanks Addax. I thought at first he was doing it when he was frustrated. I remember one time he was building with his blocks, the tower fell down, so he went NUTS flailing about until all the blocks were spread all over the room. But now I don't get the sense he's frustrated. Like with the play food at his speech Thursday. He was playing nicely, he was happy. He just turned around all of a sudden and cleared the table (and nearly hit his ST
). When he was done he just (tried) to walk away like nothing had happened (I did stop him and have him help clean it up). He also HATES when things are on shelves (AKA- put away
). He clears them off as soon as he sees them. That drives me nuts too. And I actually went through his toys at grandpa's house yesterday so he doesn't have nearly as many toys/books to knock down. It's not always the same triggers, it can be anything. That's what makes it hard is I can't predict when it's going to happen (if I could I'd try to distract him BEFORE it happens). Thursday at ST he also did it with paint. He was painting nicely (he had 3 paper plates with different colors on each). After a few minutes he started flailing his arms trying to clear the table. I thought it was because he was done but he got upset when I took them away and he wanted to keep painting. I mentioned he also does this with his food/meals, but not all the time. I was wondering about whether he's doing it just to do it, and I honestly have no idea. I thought he was (just to be a little booger) but when I try to stop him, the reaction he has, it's very ummm.... emotional? So I really have no idea. I'm trying not to react to it (either negative- which is really hard, or positively) thinking if he doesn't get a reaction then maybe he'll stop. So far it's not working.