Things have settled down over the last couple of days. I'm not sure why or how, but right now I'll take I can get.
Big Brother in particular has been having good days lately. This is huge. He is such a sweet, funny and amazingly intelligent child when the behaviors don't get in the way. Just yesterday, he converted an old, broken RC car into a Transformer. We were all very, very impressed.
When you read literature on Asperger's Syndrome, empathy or lack thereof is often discussed as a deficit area. Kids on the autism spectrum are seen as being without this important quality. But I find that the opposite is true -- at least here.
As you may know, Big Brother and Twin Sister are fraternal twins. And they've had that amazing "twin" connection since birth. They had their own language, learned to share almost from birth and are just in tune with each other.