Monthly Archives: September 2009

the destructor

Last night we kept my grandson nicknamed The Destructor; except he wasn’t. He is two and a half and has made a huge developmental leap this past month. He is playing for longer periods of time. He only needed time … Continue reading

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keeping on keeping on

I spent the last half of last week concentrating on the kids at home. I have been tweaking their school day in hopes of making things manageable. I think I have most of the kinks worked out-at least for now. … Continue reading

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He’s back and the great paperwork mystery

Youngest went back to the Academy this morning. He didn’t say good by. Yesterday he hit on all his emotions except rage. He went to bed with attitude. His dad and I heard him pounding on the floor,but thought he … Continue reading

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let the games begin

Youngest is still running low grade temps, but is feeling better overall. This means he is still too sick to return to the Academy.He is not however,sick enough to passively sleep on the sofa. I know he is bored. He … Continue reading

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the flu

We had another late evening phone call from the Academy last night. This time telling us our son was sick. So were eleven other boys. We needed to pick him up and bring him home. Right then. After a speed … Continue reading

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what to do,what to do?

Yesterday was a much needed day. We went hiking and the kids threw sticks and rocks into the water. There is something about hiking that helps re-orient everyone. The kids are all on overload. They are all wanting to check … Continue reading

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why insist on math,grammar and all those other things no one uses any more

I have children with neurological differences. Their mom drank while pregnant. They have to work pretty darn hard just to stay even sometimes. It is frustrating for them to know something one day and have it be gone the next. … Continue reading

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Pre tramatic stress syndrome

The kids at home are doing marginally better than last week. The boys are getting further and further behind on their school,however. I need to figure out how to address this. Some of it is testosterone induced laziness. Some of … Continue reading

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almost all of the file

We finally received my youngest son’s file-almost. The parts I really need are not there. I was wanting to read the foster logs. I was hoping to see some patterns in my son’s behaviors. They were not included. Either was … Continue reading

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trying to balance an emotional (and frustrating) week

Thursday my nearly seventeen year old son broke down. It was his turn. We had a long talk about his fear of becoming his birth father. He felt better afterwards. I was a bit drained. Later that afternoon was the … Continue reading

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