Has this ever happened to you? You have a sick kid over the weekend and on Monday they wake up in a horrible state. They are overly emotional, out-of-sorts and seem so unlike their norm, you determine they should stay home. You send them to bed, pull the covers up to their chin and tell them to rest. Not twenty minutes later (and this is after you have already sent your other child to school), they ask for breakfast. Then, there is a spring in their step and a twinkle in their eye. Suddenly, you’re the one who feels ill because you know you’ve been duped.
The positive to all this is that at least Full Speed is super-compliant. He is cheerfully following my every command (I’m getting a ‘yes ma’am’ to anything I ask) because he beat the system (and his Mom).