Monthly Archives: August 2008

figuring things out takes a lot of time

I like to know ‘why’. When I was a kid I always asked why and never accepted “because I said so” As an adult I am still asking why. Why is my son emotionally a toddler? Is it because of … Continue reading

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day is done…gone the sun…

It was a long day that did not end in catastrophe. Newest wound himself up for a, to quote Ramona, “great big noisy fit.” No one played along and wonder of wonders,after five hours, he calmed himself down. No bighting. … Continue reading

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very,very tired.

I am treading water waiting for the kids to go to bed so¬† can follow. All the stress and sleeplesness is catching up to me. I NEED a good nights sleep. Life is always so much better after sleep. It … Continue reading

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this and that

I am losing my patience I think. Not with my kids, but with adults. I am already tired of the DMC convention. I think we as a nation should be embarrassed by our conventions. All the drunken speeches to stroke … Continue reading

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post traumatic stress disorder

Parenting a child with PTSD causes PTSD. Because so much of my parenting is instinctive,I have to be very careful with my own anxiety. Am I reacting to the subtle cues of an impending melt down or am I just … Continue reading

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school’s about to start

I did it! I ordered the giant,mega knex set! I also ordered a programmable robot kit and a stop motion animation kit! This is my first year in three that I haven’t ordered from Sonlight. I love their Cores but … Continue reading

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just a little pee

Two days home. There were two accidents today. One involved the mysterious removal of the polyurethane on a section of my wood counter top on the kitchen island. The other involved the side of the house. I heard my husband … Continue reading

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Youngest is home.

He is bored. The other kids don’t want to play with him and I don’t feel like entertaining him. He has toys and color pages and a book so I think he will be ok. He truely loved being in … Continue reading

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blockus therapy

Tonight my husband was home by 8pm. We played Blokus with the kids. The kids were beyond silly. Middle son has a pretty mean Scottish brogue for a former inner city Hispanic teenager. Other teens may go around saying “my … Continue reading

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grandchildren can make anything all better

My oldest son,his wife and kiddos were over for a few hours today. It was very nice to see them. It is funny that the very same behaviors that would have sent me over the edge as a parent, convince … Continue reading

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