The food was good; the guests were interesting; it was a lovely lovely day. The best part? Dandy was able to enjoy the attention of the whatever adult he was with without constantly surveying the room to see if everyone else was watching or if his sister was getting more attention from someone else. As mom put it, he acted 'normal". And though I am not precisely sure what "normal" means, I agreed with her.
Keeping him home from school has proven to be a water-shed for us. He is much calmer, much more able to relax, much less frenetic.
Edited to add: Rachel, I added the link to the menu posting.