Monthly Archives: January 2009

countdown to thursday

Oh my, are we getting edgy around here. Youngest is walking that fine line of being almost annoying enough for his siblings to want to slug;but not quite pushing anyone over the edge. He is perfecting passive aggression. Don’t get … Continue reading

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so,you want to adopt an older kid?

Why? Why do you want to add a troubled child to your family? Think about this long and hard. Who? Who are you doing this for? Yourself? Your spouse? Society? The child? What? What resources do you have if reality … Continue reading

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things I realized today

I can go to the bathroom without making sure at least one adult or two teens are watching youngest. I can take a shower when youngest is awake; as long as someone is in the room with him. I no … Continue reading

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an up and down sort of day

Youngest started his day deciding to be oppositional. I was worried he was going to seriously escalate for a few hours. When he is like this, I get my own version of PTSD. Is he going to go postal, or … Continue reading

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bathroom breaks

Youngest spends a good part of every day in the bathroom. He will go in for it’s intended purpose. He will also hide in there for minutes to hours at a time.Sometimes the lights are on. Sometimes he sits in … Continue reading

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not quite so warm

The day before yesterday it was just shy of eighty. I went to bed with the windows open and the seventy-six degree breeze gently wafting through the house. I woke up seven hours later to a screaming migraine and a … Continue reading

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a warm and sunny day

It is absolutely beautiful out today. Blue sky,upper seventies;simply a beautiful day. (what’s the weather in your neck of the woods,dad???) Youngest woke up in a better frame of mind. His twin is sideways,but very happy. While it is hard … Continue reading

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backlash

We knew it was coming. I should have been prepared. I suppose I was somewhat prepared, but boy am I tired of dealing with young son’s drama. For a child with no diagnosed mental illness, he sure can act crazy. … Continue reading

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effects of fetal alcohol syndrom on learning

If you think of my son’s brain as being like a very messy room you might have an idea of what he is up against.Now, add in a wiring short circuit that fritzes out at inopportune times. How do you … Continue reading

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angst

Seventeen is a hard age. Seventeen when only twelve to fourteen emotionally is harder. Add in fetal alcohol,adoption issues and your baby brother who once thought you were his mom gravitating to his brothers and it is almost incapacitating. My … Continue reading

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