There is no question that Ryan is loved around here. In fact, he is too loved and often mauled by the kids. Sometimes when they are surrounding him with their craziness I see his face go blank and he stares off into space as if he's checked out of reality. It's at that point that I imagine he's gone to his "happy place" and is reciting to himself, "it'll all be over soon...it'll all be over soon...it'll all be over soon..."
It's undoubtedly the best survival technique for a person with little control over their limbs.