Monthly Archives: March 2009

what else is there to do?

Youngest spent more time in his room this morning for his temper. He is upset because he still has to do his math and spelling to eat lunch.He was angry this morning and last night because he still has chores … Continue reading

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getting better

After almost two hours staring at his walls,youngest was ready to come downstairs and be civil. He has finished his math and taken a spelling test without angst or temper.He is starting his English.He is no longer giving me death … Continue reading

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so far

It isn’t ten AM yet and already I have sent youngest to his room. He told me:”I’m gonna bash your head against this table.” I begged to differ and marched him to his room. He can sit amonst his hate … Continue reading

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a day in my life

Yesterday was not fun but in a sad way was kind of funny. I had given youngest an hour of “quiet” time so I could de-stress. He wanted to bring a book with him. I told him he could bring … Continue reading

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home improvement

We spent yesterday painting and putting up temporary walls. Even though I know this type of thing always takes three times as long as one would think,I still underestimated the time involved. We finished the boys room.Both boys wanted to … Continue reading

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attempted prison break

Last night was a little stressful. I lie. It was very stressful. problem child was in his glory,getting angry over anything said to him;even benign statements. In spite of his mood the other kids and I managed to get a … Continue reading

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an elderly angel

Last night my husband and daughter went to Home despot to pick up the rigid foam we are using for the room conversion. (chose the foam because it is easy to work with,can be easily painted,and we don’t have to … Continue reading

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peas for pees and a wet lap

I mentioned the book “99 Ways to Drive Your Child Sane” a post or two ago. One of our favorite ideas was to sprinkle peas on the floor if your child pees in their room. Youngest has started peeing again. … Continue reading

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one of these things is not like the other

Do you remember the Sesame Street song: One of these things is not like the others,one of these things just doesn’t belong…..? That’s me. I simply don’t do,or react like “the others”. I do not problem solve like most people. … Continue reading

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the cost of teeth and maintaining sanity

On tax day my middle son will have his braces put on. The down payment alone will have us eating cheap for a while. It needs to be done. I wouldn’t say he is excited. He said he would prefer … Continue reading

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