E was like a little tornado as he came to give me a good night hug.
jumping from chair to chair, climbing up chair backs, springing onto the couch next to me then finally landing in my lap, all the time giggling wildly. (hey,was that a manic look i caught in his eyes? this was supposed to be bedtime!)
as he wrapped his arms around my neck to say good night, he pressed his flushed little face next to my ear and offered, in a crazed whisper:
"mommy! i'm an ALIEN inside!!!!!" then leaped to the floor and scurried off to bed.
and you know what? i believe him.
it just explains so much.