Christmas Chronicle

I am so grateful Christmas is over and some of the nonsense has stopped. I promise for days I felt like I was the driver of the crazy bus and the main passengers were my own family both kids and parents!!!! Friday Baby K comes to visit. Now Mom and Dad don't have any money... Continue Reading →

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Volunteering

OK let me take a break from M1 drama for a moment and type about the other two kiddos and what they have been up to. They have been doing all right and the fact M1 stays away most days from our home is fine as they fight a lot less. Today we went volunteering... Continue Reading →

Learning Skills

Today was one of the worst morning starts ever!!!!! OMG M2 and N going at it over a pair of shoes that M2 said N could borrow that both wanted to wear today. UUUUUGGGGGGGG, the real issue, today we had orientation for their new volunteer job of cat care at the local animal shelter. Both... Continue Reading →

Navigating Job Readiness

Nope not M1 this time!! So at this point N has a vocational worker who is teaching her things that are required for on the job. Problem, N assumes this means that next week at 16 she can apply for and get a job no issues. While the worker and I have both told her... Continue Reading →

Adjusting as we g0

Where to start and where to end...sigh...not sure anymore. I talked to N's workers and asked if I can switch M1 and M2's rooms around. M2 and N are constantly at each other over stupid crap and when the both get sent to their rooms, well that is asking for yet another melt down. Both... Continue Reading →

Surprising Honesty

So last Saturday was the belt test for the girls. Before the class, the Master Instructor came to me and said "I cannot give M1 her belt today given that you checked off both disrespectful at home to you and to teachers in school. Did you mean that or were you angry at the time?"... Continue Reading →

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