Monthly Archives: June 2010

drip,drip,drip

It is the drip,drip,drip of constant supervision that is wearing me down. Any and every time my son thinks I am not eyeballing him he changes. It is hard to explain. He can be napping and if I have an … Continue reading

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road trip and the downhill slide

At just before nine yesterday morning I was called to pick up my daughter from her encampment. The fall from grace told to me was serious.As were the consequence I was told were going to occur. So,after youngest met with … Continue reading

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one laptop,one gouged wall,one toliet seat hinge,one picture knocked off the wall and what ever it is he “puts on everything”

The price for my youngest doing his chores. I will not mention the muttering,cussing,false niceness to his dad or his refusal to say “thank you” when helped. It is.of course,my lap top that seems to be toast. It was working,I … Continue reading

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sick?

Youngest sure sounded like he vomited this morning. It was odor free, however. The half bath was free of the odor of emisis,as was his breath. He was pale,but then he is pale. I have him on the couch with … Continue reading

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a good son and this is just plain hard

My seventeen year old came home on Saturday. He was well regarded by both the other kids and the adults on staff. He is getting a reputation for being steadfast,hardworking and fun. He is also good looking and soft spoken … Continue reading

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trying to find our new “normal”

Today is my first day alone,as in no other adult in the house with me, with youngest. I will give him this,he is trying to maintain. Our game plan is to keep things exceptionally low key-even for us to keep … Continue reading

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home

Youngest is home. He is trying. We had to take him out to buy clothes. The jeans I bought him wouldn’t button. He now has clothes that fit. He handled being out pretty well.It is honeymoon time for now. So … Continue reading

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reality bites

Today I met with the man we are hoping will be Youngest’s therapist.This particular therapist generally works with adults. His specialties are trauma and working with abusive men.He also works with troubled adolecents. He does not do attachment work. Last … Continue reading

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four days to go

(This picture has nothing to do with this post. I am just proud of this particular son and thought I would share) The actual post: I have spent the last week vacillating between denial and more denial. Two of my … Continue reading

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summer reading list and superheros

My reading list includes such best sellers as The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook, Multiple Personality Disorder from the Inside Out,Attaching in Adoption, Building the Bonds of Attachment and the old time favorite, When love is Not Enough. The latter books … Continue reading

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