It would appear that Beast has a bizarre mystery ailment of his own. Nothing as scary as Noodle's case of Henoch-Schonlein purpura, but plenty unusual from where we sit.
The scenario: Beast wakes up ready to roll, but about three hours of the day he's cranky and irritable with a low-grade fever. Mid-99 to around 101, something like that. Then it gets odd. He has his lunch, takes his nap...and without any medication the fever's gone and he's his feisty old self again, but not before the day care center calls to let us know what's up and get us wondering if this'll be another week where the precisely calibrated schedule gets blown to bits.