Thursday Chit Chat Thread

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Thursday Chit Chat Thread
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Thu, 08-23-2012 - 8:57am

Its Thursday ladies, what's on the agenda?

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Thu, 08-23-2012 - 9:41am
Morning all. Dh and I were both cranky this morning so things didn't get off to a great start. Fortunately, I was able to set that aside and get Evan off to his first day as a sophomore with no drama. It really helped that I only had him to worry about this morning. We were very supportive and understanding with each other so all went very well.

The rest of the day is pretty undefined right now. I'm working the desk at church/work and Evan is staying after school to do some pre-season training so I don't need to pick him up until 4:30. I could do laundry and other things around the house butnI'm not feeling very motivated right now. Too cranky...

Dinner tonight is soup and bread. Megan is in charge. She made this at my parents and it went over well. I put her in charge because she needs the confidence that comes with being able to prepare a meal for a whole family.

Guess that's about it for now. Have a great day!
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Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 08-23-2012 - 9:59am

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.

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Registered: 07-25-2007
Thu, 08-23-2012 - 10:14am

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.

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Registered: 07-11-2009
Thu, 08-23-2012 - 11:02am
Good Morning.

Dropped Kenzie off at the HS for practice. Now waiting for the cable guy to come fix our cable, ended up being a gal! Yep, as soon as I say "I'm going to switch," it goes out again. This is the second time in 3 weeks. I called back about the appointment and complained I would have to pay $32 because I wasn't paying 3.99/ mo for linebacker on top of what we already pay for triple play. So he said he would reverse the charge. No one has ever offered that service and it should be included in their astronomical fees they charge. Sorry, but my bill just went up $24/mo and not in the mood to deal with this. It ended up being someone/something spliced through our line up on the pole. It didn't look like an animal; hmmm, wonder of my scammer neighbors tried to cut into our line...would not surprise me, they are scammers through and through! Not even going to start explaining...

Anyhoo, after K's practice, I will pick her up and write checks for about everything (like Ami yesterday), get her schedule and pick up the rest of the family to go to the first tournament game for Teagen. This is the last one for summer and then it is just practices until November. Not sure if T plays this game or if she will play tomorrow. The other goalie has not been doing well in scrimmages lately (she's let in 8 goals and T has only let in 2 and T has had more ice time in the scrimmages). I feel slightly bad for the other goalie and only slightly, because she has a big head and our family is all about modesty! She is actually starting to break down though and realizing she can't face the things that T can, so that is where I do feel bad. The other thing I feel bad about is that she was brought on the team late and only because a few parents lacked confidence in T. Dh overheard one of the assistants talking to another parent and they were discussing our dd! This was after a championship loss of 8-1; somehow T was to blame even though we didn't have a prayer because the team we faced was a throw together team of the best players in the East metro. So the shots on goal were 35 to 10, not even close and most of the goals were rebounds; which shows a lack of defense. So, we shall see what happens and hope T can handle the big games. We face 2 Canadian teams and those are the ones to watch!! OK enough hockey, thanks for making it this far, if you have.

Tonight is cashew casserole...although I'm lacking cashews!!!
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Thu, 08-23-2012 - 9:04pm

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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Registered: 11-19-2010
Thu, 08-23-2012 - 9:50pm

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.

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Thu, 08-23-2012 - 11:52pm

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.

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Fri, 08-24-2012 - 3:03am

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.   

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