Monthly Archives: November 2009

school blues and a question for you

Mine. I am tired of trying to light a fire underneath behinds. I have the teens’ mp3 players and a cell phone sitting on the breakfront awaiting their owners to complete school work due two weeks ago. My about-to-turn eighteen … Continue reading

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miscellaneous

Thanksgiving Day went very well. For the first time in years,all three older kids were at a family event and no one triggered anyone else. There was no edgy, almost mean, humor. There were no tears. There was no self … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving Y’all

I thought this caught the spirit of the holiday for those of us raising traumatized children during the holiday season:

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cooking marathon today

In just a bit,I will put Pride and Prejudice into the DVD player and commence pie making etc. Poor thirteen year old is the only one home to help me today. He will just have to stomach Mr Darcy as … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Thanksgiving,parenting via the telephone,and the high cost of postage.

I have the kids out doing yard work. If they are lucky,this will be the last time the yard will need to be mowed until spring. (February) School is out until next week. One out of three are caught up. … Continue reading

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a little bit of this and that

The iron was left plugged in and on again last night. That actually means since Tuesday. The culprit rolled his eyes at me when I chewed him out. That did not help my mood. This morning school started with me … Continue reading

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mom won (sort of) and a whine

I am pleased to announce my thirteen year old son has resumed normal schooling. He had had two “lets see if mom is paying attention” con attempts. Mom is paying attention. She will figure out you have handed in the … Continue reading

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manual labor school:day four

If there is one word that defines my family it is stubborn. This can be considered a good trait when used for niceness. It is called tenacity, then. Ah,but when it is used for naughtiness,it is just plain hard headed … Continue reading

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day three of manual labor school

My yard is looking good. All those pesky weeds have been pulled from the front and the back lawn. (of course,without the weeds,my lawn is less…well there is just less). My baseboards are clean, my floors have been mopped daily,cabinets … Continue reading

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channeling youngest and this and that

My formerly “good” thirteen year old has decided-for reasons know only to him- to refuse to do any school work. He is lying.He is cheating, (yes,homeschooled children will try and cheat,just because they are homeschooled,doesn’t make them any less children). … Continue reading

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