Monthly Archives: February 2009

outward progress

About four in the afternoon yesterday, my youngest decided that his whining,dramatics and refusing to work was not getting him any gain. He made the mistake of more than once telling me that he prefers manual labor school over doing … Continue reading

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manual labor school and a birthday party

Day two of manual labor school. He thought he would be in the yard. He is instead cleaning the kitchen. He will (unless he blows) do a normal clean and then he will take everything out of the cupboards and … Continue reading

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life continues on

I told my husband what the therapist said about consequences and medication. His response was something along the lines of “Is she insane?” I have been on the phone again this morning. I have found one person who deals with … Continue reading

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advise needed

Should we be giving our son consequences for extreme behavior and should he have consequences for not doing his school? His current therapist is strongly suggesting that our conflict would be less if this son had no consequences for becoming … Continue reading

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i need an epiphany

I am in desperate need of wisdom, ideas, solutions, and a large bottle of scotch. Since I haven’t had a drop of the hard stuff in over eleven years, I suppose I should forgo the scotch. This is simply becoming … Continue reading

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same ol’,same ol’

I I would like to tell you that my son learned something from sitting under a bush for almost six hours in sub freezing temperatures wearing only jeans and a tee shirt. I would,more importantly, like to tell myself that. … Continue reading

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He came home just before one am

He was just shy of six hours in the cold with just a tee shirt and jeans. His feet were bare. He is safe. He is ice cold.I’ve had him shower and drink hot chocolate and eat some hot oatmeal … Continue reading

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it’s midnight

My son has been gone for almost five hours. He is barefoot and has no coat. we filed a report with the police. He is classified a runaway. It is in the thirties outside now. He is barefoot and has … Continue reading

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the inner santum and fruit

The last couple of days have been spent down in the inner sanctum of satan. This morning my husband became just a little bit fed up with youngest’s threats of murdering us and picked him up one handed to look … Continue reading

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back to the beggining

(The above picture relates in no way whatsoever to this post. It just makes me smile.) I just typed out a nauseatingly detailed play be play of my morning so far. I have decided that it served no purpose and … Continue reading

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