So back to the mall. She became so fixated on seeing "Marmaduke" and I was so sick of her pestering that I said fine, I would let her go to the movie if I walked her in there and bought her ticket and if her 10 year old sister went along. She was okay with that, and it turned out that her desire was completely innocent, not ulterior motives, so in the end all was good. But I am alerted now, and this is why she has so few freedoms. A bipolar kid needs to be held very close to avoid all kinds of dangers, as we have learned.
But a schedule for Caroline definitely would help with laying out every day for her, so there are no surprises for me or her, no last minute "I have to go see that movie now or I will die," kind of stuff. Let's see, there is the gym, chores, walking the dogs, supervised pool time, the beach, museums, how about art lessons?