Monthly Archives: September 2008

name calling, housework and back to the dentist.

To clear up any confusion in the matter, my given name is Lenell. My mom’s name is Lonnylee and my dad’s name is Nelson. I grew up in the Midwest where the name was unique.It wasn’t until I moved to … Continue reading

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home again

It is nice to be home. I missed everyone here quite a bit. It was nice to be able to be there for my oldest. We went round and round most of her years at home. It was very nice … Continue reading

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small bits of progress.

It was a stubborn day. All youngest had to do was a little math and a very little English. There isn’t much for him to do here while we are at my oldest daughter’s house. I figured if he could … Continue reading

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prioritizing or how to know what to worry about first.

When one parents children who have been hurt,one has to prioritize. When a child first comes they are terrified and angry. Just how terrified and just how angry depends on the child. It is normal to spend a few weeks … Continue reading

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things are ok

The medication is working. My daughter is having less than two contractions per hour. She is allowed to sit up if she feels OK. My youngest and I will stay with her until Monday night. Yesterday, my husband brought all … Continue reading

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respite

I It shouldn’t feel like respite to be staying with my daughter on bed rest. It is. She offered to be oppositional for me. I declined her offer.I will be having my newest here in a few hours. He is … Continue reading

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baby needs to stay put and life in general.

My soon to be grandson is trying to escape the womb too early. My daughter is at nearly 29 weeks and has just been put on bed rest. The nurse should be setting up her at home pump today. There … Continue reading

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ode to conduct disorder

A little bad poetry to start your day: conduct disorder seems to be a mild term;don’t you see. It is, in fact, a royal pain and profits nothing-not one gain. all the energy used to foil the simplest request,the easiest … Continue reading

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negative emotions

I think, actually I know, my youngest is beginning to get to me. I have to find a balance in my head with this child. He isn’t currently violent,or even posturing. He is simply relentless. I am tired of being … Continue reading

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contrast of opposites

My two twelve year old sons are a study of contrast. They could not be more opposite in their outlook and behavior.  Perhaps on the surface they are similar. Both boys came from drug filled, neglectful homes.Both are the same … Continue reading

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