Beyond Angry

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Beyond Angry
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Wed, 02-22-2006 - 10:04am
Where is that blowing steam icon when I need it? Sammy refused to get out of bed today, until I climbed in the top bunk and helped her down the slide, got her dressed - she already was out of time for a shower, brushed her teeth, brushed her hair, put on her boots coat and snowpants. UGH, it was like dealing with an infant! She kept saying she doesn't want to go to school while having a fit. I kept telling her too bad, she has to go. Took her downstairs and informed her she will walk to the end of the driveway, get on her bus and be in a better mood when she gets home. Nope! I had to leave Ruby in the entryway and take Sammy down. Then she had a punching, screaming blowout until the bus got here. I couldn't just pick her up and put her on the bus, she kept this up until the bus left. Then it's another screaming fit because the bus left her and she wants to go to school. Refused to come in, even after I left her standing out there alone. Finally, I got her upstairs and in her room. We have a rule that if she misses the bus she has to spend the day in her room. This was meant for when she would fool around in the am's - it wasn't meant for total hissy fits. If Ruby wasn't home, I would have taken her on the city bus and made her walk the 1/2 mile in this cold to school. This happens about once a year, everytime I call the school and tell them what happened and they can count it as an unexcused absence, Sammy will just have to face the consequences. Of course they don't, so she knows she can get away with this.
My patience is shot, I don't even want to look at Sammy this AM, but I suppose I should feed her breakfast sometime.
Oh, you know that Go Diego Go advertisement at the top of the screen? Ruby managed to paste it onto my startup screen and I can't get rid of it. As I'm typing this, she's crawling and climbing all over me, pushing buttons on the keyboard etc. When that didn't work for attention, she started getting into things.
Ugh, I need a vacation!

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 02-22-2006 - 3:05pm

Oh man, and I thought MY mornings were stressful!! Hope things calm down for a while after all that. Did you make her stay in her room all day? I would have. Hope you've had a chance to recover and relax some since this morning.

Pam

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Wed, 02-22-2006 - 10:00pm

oh, Cristen!

 


 



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Wed, 02-22-2006 - 10:02pm
Pam, it sure is wonderful to see you!

 


 



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Wed, 02-22-2006 - 10:46pm
Well, I sat her down and explained she is skipping school and that's not okay, I'm finding her a ride to school. 90 minutes later we left when a friend came and picked us up. Then I took my friend out to lunch and sat at her house for a bit. What makes me really mad is Sammy had a program at the local college, I could have dropped her off there and she could have taken the school bus back afterwords. Then we talked about her punishment and boy, she is NOT happy. DH and I decided the dd's just weren't ready for an 8 pm bedtime, so they could stay up later. HOwever, Sammy must be too tired in the AM's, so she has an earlier bedtime, and Ruby has a later bedtime. And she has to apologize to the bus driver for not getting on the bus and making him late. She wasn't cooperating with her earlier bedtime, so DH had to get off the phone with MIL and help me, she has to apologize to MIL as well. Really, you'd think she'd quit the attitude by now, LOL.
Sammy did tell me she is angry at the para for helping her with spelling. I don't believe this because they didn't have spelling words this week or last week. I explained - for the millionth time, LOL- the para must do what she is told or she will get in trouble, even if Sammy doesnt' want or need the help. Sammy needs to talk to the para or her sped teacher about this and that's not a a good enough reason to quit and be homeschooled. IOW I don't have the patience to deal with that right now.
Anyways, I'm going to email the IEP manager and let her know what's up, even though I don't think this is really what's bothering Sammy. DH informed Sammy this is the last time she will act like this, and don't bother arguing because he means it! Sammy finally got in bed, then Ruby says "Daddy, am I allowed to act like that?" He just walked away mumbling something about it's a good thing he got a vasectomy a few years back, LOL.

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Thu, 02-23-2006 - 8:10am

Ah hon!