Monthly Archives: May 2009

tournament day and fas

Today the kids had their karate tournament. My sixteen year old son did very,very well. Two first places for him.He basically blew everyone else out of the water. His sister tripped while doing her Kata so she did not place … Continue reading

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I hate fasd

The brain on the right is the result of prenatal alcohol exposure. The brain on the left is normal. I would love to slap my thirteen year old’s birth mom. I would like to slap any pregnant woman who thinks … Continue reading

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returning to the slow lane

A while back,while in the midst of major drama and strife with youngest, I was left a comment commenting on the lack of slow in my lane. Well,for now at least,slow has returned. Calm is back. Joy is back. I … Continue reading

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my baby is thirteen (almost)

The first time I saw this son he was five and the size of a three year old. He was unintelligible. He was just out of diapers. It had that fake “I’m cute,pick me” smile that a lot of foster … Continue reading

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sunday morning thoughts

It rained yesterday and last night. This morning the air was washed clean and everything looked green and lush (well,except my backyard which looked greener with less bare patches). It was nice to sit out on my back deck with … Continue reading

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birthday list

My almost thirteen year old has given me his birthday list. With one exception, it is the same list he has had since he was six. He wants Nerf guns,super soaker water guns and new this year:an Airsoft gun. He … Continue reading

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communication

My teens (and in one week they will all be teens)here at home all have prenatal alcohol exposure and the resulting language disorders. This can lead to a little bit of frustration, some interesting miscommunication and occasionally hurt feelings. The … Continue reading

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what happens when all the hard work doesn’t pay off

Parenting is hard. If done right, it will be the hardest job any of us will ever do. Parenting traumatized children is exponentially harder. Ironically,there is also much less support societally for those of us who raise these kids. There … Continue reading

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yesterday was a very good day and a tiny kitten

We couldn’t ask for a better day. It was cool (for here;low eighties),and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. The school groups were leaving the zoo as we arrived. We saw animals we had missed on previous visits. The … Continue reading

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going to the zoo

We are going to the zoo this morning. We hesitated buying the family pass this year as we now live an extra hour away. We bought it anyway and I am glad we did. Thanks to Saturday’s storm our weather … Continue reading

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