Monthly Archives: November 2008

one step forward,two steps back

The holidays are here. One twelve year old is ticking and the other is in passive aggressive overload. I have no desire to have the kids do school. Yet school we must. Youngest has his tutor and the teens are … Continue reading

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meeting the new baby,happy thanksgiving and my amazing rubber faced son

Today we are eating the leftovers from yesterday. In other words,we had our big meal yesterday and are doing a whole lot of nothing today. I am very glad we chose to do nothing today, as youngest had a bit … Continue reading

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my newest grandson

Just a quick picture or two… He is healthy and nursing. His mom is doing well after her c-section. We are all so thankful for his arrival!

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holidays and the small problem with communication

We will be celebrating our Thanksgiving on Wednesday this week. This is mainly due to everyone’s work schedule. I am hoping  a byproduct of having Thanksgiving not on Thanksgiving will help ease New son’s anxiety somewhat. Holidays are always interesting … Continue reading

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the good times are about to end and having a creep-o-meter

I hope I am wrong, but I believe I am probably right. I think my new son has used up his allotment of good.Youngest is slowly and steadily ramping up. He is peeing on things (his things only, at the … Continue reading

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the things my kids say

I don’t have much to say myself tonight. The kids have been behaving themselves. Some of their conversations have been…well….a little odd. The sixteen year old is currently obsessed with midgets. We suggested to him that he might want to … Continue reading

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Karate belt tests,the high cost of orthodontia and my mother

Three of the four kids will be testing for their new belt in a few minutes. The forth child (any guesses who?) will be watching the others test and be awarded their new belts. If he behaves, his instructor will … Continue reading

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a good day and a little bit more about medication

It was a good day overall. I was a little worried when youngest peed his bed during the night. He looked nonplussed when he was simply told to change his sheets and wipe down his mattress. (always,always use vinyl mattress … Continue reading

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ponderings,pontification and prescriptions

How’s that for alliteration? In my spare time I love to read all the new research on brain chemistry and how the various areas control what.  I am mostly interested in how early abuse,neglect and substance abuse (intrauterine) effects the … Continue reading

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why???

Why does this tutor,this so called professional educator, lie and cheat?  She lied yet again today. I am listening to her tell my son what to write. If she has to turn in his incorrect work she blames the classroom … Continue reading

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