Monthly Archives: August 2009

trophys, calisthenics,and farm animals

The tournament went very well. Youngest behaved himself. He did try and be attention grabbing, but we just ignored him when he was. We now have a plethora of giant trophies. A couple of which are tall enough to hang … Continue reading

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eight hour pass

My youngest has made his rank. This should be a good thing,right? He was offered the canine program if he made his rank. They increased his sanction limit to 20 so he had a chance. I talked to him on … Continue reading

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i’ve been busy and some maternal pride

I’ve been busy this week. I actually have almost all of my to-do-before-school list completed. I have also kept the grandkids overnight. (two separate nights-I no longer attempt the two two year olds at the same time). I enjoyed keeping … Continue reading

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cognitive disconnect

It can be a bit surreal talking with youngest. His newest kick is A: ride the bus too and from JJ once he has moved to the day program and B: to be allowed to “roll” with his friends once … Continue reading

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down the rabbit hole and a question or two

“What would your son need to do so you would feel comfortable bringing him home.” asked his therapist during this weeks installment of family therapy.”What would help you trust him?” Trust. Trust is a tricky thing. It is easily broken. … Continue reading

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gearing up for school

We have had a very long break this year. Today two-thirds of next years curriculum came in. My high schoolers will be doing Sonlight’s Core 300 and my seventh grader will be doing Core 5. We use Rod and Staff … Continue reading

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shrink,shrank,shrunk

Today was psychiatrist day. I did not fall apart this time. My son’s antidepressant was doubled and he was started on ADHD meds. Do I believe he is ADHD? Not on your life. I am giving up, though. If they … Continue reading

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books and backlash

I have placed my orders for this years school curriculum. As always, the sticker was shocking. To make me feel better,my husband and I looked up the tuition at several local private schools. It has been a few years since … Continue reading

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not a bad visit

My son held it together for the visit. I saw his face darken in anger many times,but he did not act out. If you are asking if there has been a change in my son…….. No. Well, maybe on some … Continue reading

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he’s coming home

Youngest will have a four hour pass tomorrow. He did not earn it. In fact, contrary to what he told his dad on Wednesday, he beat his own record for most sanctions in a twenty-four hour period. He told his … Continue reading

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