Monday, May 17, 2010

a new week

I am doing much better. The weather has improved and the kids are able to get outside more often and I am simply happier. The mom and I are doing well. She is so much like me and yet we are such different in our ways of handling situations. You can always tell when she is sorry about something. She rarely says so, but she tends to be kinder than usual for a time. If she snaps at me, she kisses my butt for an hour or so after. I don't know if she even realizes it, but that's how she handles it. She really is a wonderful woman. We simply process things so differently and it tends to muck things up. I suppose being aware of it is the first step in making sure it doesn't get me down.

The kids are doing well. My daughter is adjusting well to her meds. She is still remaining calm in situations that used to make her loose her cool. She is much more compliant and just plain enjoyable. It is nice to know that others are seeing the child that I always knew was hiding in there somewhere! I am still kind of concerned about her attachment to me. She is VERY strongly attached and must be near me or with me to feel comfortable. She is not shy, just wants to be near me. I do think this is improving as yesterday she had an opportunity to go on errands with me and she chose to stay home. She really wasn't absorbed in anything at the time so that is progress!

The younger son is doing well. He has some anger issues mostly directed at my special needs son. He is simply so freaking SMART and I think he gets irritated with people who don't "get it". We are really working on tolerance for him.

The special need son is doing well. He is really getting along well at school and home is improving steadily. His Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is kicking into high gear with the Spring weather and he is driving me bonkers about being outside every waking moment. Unfortunately he cannot be outside unsupervised and this causes a ruckus. The constant chatter he exhibits makes me want to pull my ears off and pout them in my pockets, but all in all we are having a good period!

Yay us.


  1. Glad this is a good week. My 7 year old, who has FASD besides Bipolar,got a service dog this winter. Not only is Ellie (the dog) Public access trained, but she alerts us if GB tries to leave boundaries and keeps her occupied in the yard. The have bonded better than I ever hoped for. Different coping and processing styles can get in the way of communication. It is good you noticed.

  2. Yay!!Glad things are going well.Sorry about the constant chatter,my two little ones drive me insane with the contant 'Mommy, mommy' and it would be worse if they didn't go out for at least 5 minutes-they're insanely attached to me.It's hectic.Tiring.Always asking where I am if I leave them to go to the loo, otherwise it's contantly 'mommy,I want to be with you." Ok,this is turning into an essay about me!Sorry!Just wanted to say hi and thank you for sharing!