Too Many Tricks

Wow this is like a bad spin cycle that just won't end. Yesterday for the first time in 13 years, I actually told the kids we were not trick or treating and that their behavior was the reason why. M2 cried and screamed at me, N cried but knew she had messed up pretty badly.... Continue Reading →

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Another Week Down

I was always told don't wish your life away wanting it to be the next day or next week. Well I did not follow this advise this week and waited and waited for the week to be over. Now don't get me wrong the baby's birthday was wonderful but then the rest of the week... Continue Reading →

Uphill Climbs

I am just venting here and know that really nothing can be said to change much that is going on but maybe if I just say it I can get some peace so I can refocus and move on. Last week M2 was suspended from school for crazy unsafe behavior. She earned it, she deserved... Continue Reading →

The Unraveling

M1 applied for a job at a local day care facility. She was convinced they would hire her just a matter of getting back the paperwork from the Office of Children and Family Services. On Tuesday it dawned on me that if the paperwork submitted had been handed in on Thursday it would be back... Continue Reading →

M1 Thoughts

Here is a real conversation between me and M1. It has only been edited to remove identifying data. It starts with me and the italics is M1 OK so for her party just a few questions and I am not trying to be super nosy or anything.... Did you want me to bring "Baby K"... Continue Reading →

Remembering to Celebrate

I have learned, as a parent of children with disabilities, to be happy and celebrate the small goals. It is hard sometimes because when I see young ladies at church and in the community who are clearly my kids ages doing things my kids cannot or have not yet done, it is easy to be... Continue Reading →

I Am Not Teflon

So I do my best to keep all the moving pieces in my life from an off course collision but I fail many many times. Today as I sat in tears in my counselor's office I said something I have not said in years. I told her I was so freaking hopeless I was not... Continue Reading →

The Fog of this Week

I have heard people say that as you get older time goes faster. At this point in my life I am shocked at how fast the time as past since I got Baby K. The rush of getting up, getting everyone ready, rushing to work, getting home, rushing for dinner, rushing to tae kwon do... Continue Reading →

Managing Frustration

N was away at respite this weekend. When I went downstairs to put some new clothes on her bed I saw the bag of chips that was missing. I sighed, second time in three weeks she has stolen food from me. I took her off the internet and waited for her to return and of... Continue Reading →

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