Thank you guys for all of your advice and support. I really do appreciate it all! I am also glad to know that maybe this is more common that what I've been thinking. It definitely gets worse when he is stressed or anxious, but it seems like he does it sometimes when he is just sitting there. I asked his teacher this year if she noticed any tics and she said she didn't; however, she did notice that he seems like an anxioius kind of nervous kid. I just feel so bad sometimes because I just want him to relax and be a kid! He worries about adult type things all of the time and I tell him to relax and let us adults worry about that stuff. Ever since he was a toddler he has had little things that he has done that are kind of compulsive. He used to say something was in his eyes and we would basically just touch each of his eyes and everything was okay. Then it changed to the tags in his shirts. I had to cut all of them out and even shirts that didn't have tags, he would say "fix my tag" and if I just touched the shirt there he would be okay. I do think he shows some signs of OCD when it comes to certain things.
It is hard because you want your kids to be okay all of the time and to just enjoy being a kid but I feel like sometimes he is so uptight. I don't think my husband and I push too much on him, actually sometimes I feel like we don't make him do enough! Maybe it is just him and that is the way he is, but I just want him to RELAX! I am going to schedule an appt. with his pediatrician without him first and see what he thinks. I actually have some video footage of him doing things when he didn't realize we even go it, so maybe I could show him that without having to make him feel awkward. I really do need to get my emotions under control with it though, because I always start out trying to be nice about it and then I just get so frustrated and sometimes I am a bit meaner than I know I should be.
Well thank you guys for listening to my ramble and again thanks for all of the information!