Holidays Come and Go

Parenting is hard. Parenting teens is hard. Parenting Grandchildren is hard. I love my kids, I love my Grandbabies but all this hard is also exhausting. I saw the meme that said "I am the kind of tired sleep can't fix." I have rarely related to something so strongly before. N got her inheritance from... Continue Reading →

Tough Times

It has been forever and it has been a lifetime all at the same time. I last wrote in August when we were on vacation, N was in a program and we were pending a court date for the babies. So much and yet so little is tough to admit. We went to court and... Continue Reading →

When You Can’t Undo Things

N is suspended from school for 5 days, this is the smallest problem she has going on right now. I can't even believe the series of events as they unfolded even though I lived through it myself. It started on Tuesday with N refusing to go to school for the second day in a row.... Continue Reading →

Harsh Reality

I don't ever want to do today over again ever, period. The day started out ok with me taking the babies to get some donuts and me coffee. M2 joined me as I did an errand too just because why not it was gorgeous. We picked the stuff up and came back home. I told... Continue Reading →

February Days

I am not even sure where the time goes these days. I know on the second Friday we had the case manager visit. I know tomorrow she will arrive again, I mean at least she is supposed to I think. I called and asked but I did not her back so I will have to... Continue Reading →

Executive Functioning

I think sometimes the parenting part of my relationship with M1 is the constant struggle and consequent anger on both our parts of her inability to logically plan and anticipate. Yes she does have a challenge in executive functioning and despite many therapy sessions of trying to help her develop a way to approach things... Continue Reading →

Deep Conversations

M2 and I sat on a bench this past weekend when out taking photos of the foliage. We sat for a bit not really talking and then she said: "Mommy can I ask you something that might make you mad?" I told her yes and I would do my best to not be mad or... Continue Reading →

Real Consequences

I know I have been away for a bit but it was not for lack of activity here. The summer mercifully wrapped up and it could not have happened in enough time as far as I was concerned. Unfortunately knowing something is going to happen is sometimes worse then not knowing. In this particular case... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Failing

"Some other folks might be a little bit smarter than I am. Bigger and stronger too, maybe. But none of them will ever love you the way I do, it's me and you....." (You've Got A Friend in Me by Randy Newman) Wow this summer has been a challenge. I think the trapped in the... Continue Reading →

Reset Needed

Good morning all can I go back to bed now sigh.....last night was super rough. N decided she didn't need to listen to a darn thing I said and was escalating out of control. I literally had to stand between her and M2 to prevent them from going at it. Finally N calms herself down... Continue Reading →

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