Its Thursday ladies, what's on the agenda?
Looks to be a pretty busy day. I have a meeting at 10:00, several projects I am working on currently. I have to run to the store for a fruit tray and then drop it off at the daycare on my lunch for their "off to Kindergarten" party this afternoon. Jordyn is possibly getting her hair done today and spending hte night at a friend's house tonight. We have meet the teacher night tonight, I forgot all the school supplies, so we will stop at home real quick and pick it all up to drop off tonight. No clue what's for dinner, something quick.
Have a great day.
Getting ready to go to the ILs and wait for the carpet cleaners. School is packed to take with us. I'm hoping to get the kitchen emptied out of their stuff and to start washing some of my plates and serving ware in the dishwasher. I should bring over dirty laundry also as for a few days I have 2 washers and dryers.
DH has his preformance appraisal today and then team building day at the beach. He's a great time and this trip has been more like a vacation than work. I'm ready for him to be home.
I have a couple of errands to run late this afternoon. No idea on lunch or dinner.
Hi everyone. Took the kids to a big amusement/water park in CT. Killer traffic getting there, got stuck behind an overturned tractor trailer for an hour and a half, but we had fun when we finally got there. Didn't get on as many things as I'd have liked, long lines. Now, home running laundry, getting ready to leave for camping early tomorrow afternoon
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Hey there ladies. Been down for a few days. Lot to do with Natalie and accepting something I've needed to do for years with her. Tim and I decided to have her tested for ADHD. We are tired of the daily roller coaster and I get the brunt of it. I am out of denial. She was being so horrible today at PT that her PTpist came down on her about how she was behaving and in her presence she was not to be disrespectful to me. I was relieved to have someone else say something to her but also embarrassed that I could not make her quit on my own that I had to have someone step in. I wanted to cry. I have made the right phone calls and we are slowly getting the ball rolling on this. *sigh* It's hard. So that was on my mind but today I was grocery shopping. Ran and picked the girls up smaller binders, dropped Natalie's lunch money off. Took a nap after lunch and picked the girls up from school since Natalie had PT today and needed to make sure she didn't get home late. Natalie went to the football jamboree tonight. It was nice to have a quiet house for a while. Picked her up and it's constant noise and I alreayd have a headache and we've been home for 15 minutes. Tim is at a new coffee shop playing his guitar and singing. I was suppose to go but they are singing late and I need to make sure the kids are in bed on time and Natalie finishes her homework.
We had beef stroganoff for dinner.
As a mom who has been through this (but instead of ADHD as originally suspected, he wound up with an autism dx) it is not easy to accept that your kiddo has struggles that you are not enough to help them overcome the challenges they face. One thing I learned is that Zpeh is still Zeph no matter how many letters they want to add to his name. A label is just a label to help identify what extra help they need. The important thing is that she does learn how to help herself, regulate herself-body and emotions, if it is ADHD.
I am his safe place, where he can unload and while I am here for him, it sucks that I was a verbal punching bag for a several years. It hurt horribly that I love this child so much and he more often than not spoke to me venom, sarcasm, and hostility. With structure, therapy, and support from my husband we have turned that around. I'm still his safe person, but he had to learn how to vent appropriately. He's a sweet, endearing, polite tween. He just had to learn how to let that part of him shine through.
You can handle whatever is thrown at you. You were brave to seek help. I wish you peace on this journey.
Thanks Heather. I am pretty sure it's Some ADHD if not a little of something else. Tim and I just can't live like this anymore. This is just not normal and I get headaches about it all the time now. For years, too many to remember how long, I've suspected she might have this. I denied it, told myself not my child. I will not medicate one of my children to make me happy with life. Well, it's more then just me she is affecting. It's our whole family. We live in Natalie world and Matthew is starting to resent her and I think Katie is on her way as well. Unfortunately, when you get to a point you dread her coming home from school and wish the day would slow down, you know something is wrong. I love her so so so so much but I don't always like her. I do have a bit of resentment also I think. I resent how she turns or house upside down daily. I resent the time I HAVE to give her or she demands when I am trying to give that time to one of the other two. I have apologized to Matthew for so many years because I can't have a single conversation with him without Natalie interrupting and getting her tidbit of attention. It was easier to ignore her when she was younger but the tongue is a sword these days and it is double edged. Painful at times too. I mean, I have two others in the same house taught the same manners and stuff and they seem to get it and understand. She still does not understand the manners I have taught her and why she needs to not talk to me when I am talking to another person in person or over the phone. Believe me, there is so much more. That is just the tip of the iceberg.