Sunday, April 20, 2014

OCD and getting turned around

My son has ADHD, anxiety, and slight obsessive disorder. He has patterns and routines.

Tonight, him and a friend went for a walk. It got dark and they got turned around, ending up in a area they had not planned on.

They got back on track and he called me to tell me they were on their way back. I could hear the anxiety in his voice and breathing.

His friend doesn't know about this.

When he got home, he was short and snippy. Then he started to tear up. Yep, I'm a mom, I hit the nail on the head when I asked him if the stress was from "getting lost". Yep, sure enough... And then the flood gates opened and he sobbed.

This is sometime I have learned to recognize and defuse but it's tough when his mood is sharp.

He is in a hot bath and relaxing. Time for bed... Its been a long day...

Early morning church, breakfast, movie, family dinner, went for a walk, went to his friend's, went for another walk, got turned around, and finally got home...

Oh yeah, long day...

Happy Easter everyone!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

News on TV

I wake up in the morning to find my mom watchimg the news.

She then proceeds to tell me about the accidents, deaths, storms, and shootings.... At 5am.

Once again, I remind her (as politely as possible) that there is a reason I do not watch the news... And it is by choice that I don't watch it.

If you want to tell me that they have found a cure for cancer, or stopped all child abuse, or saved all the stray animals.... Fine, but the negative I can do without. 

My mom is 82 and spends time flipping between local and world news. It is truly no wonder why old people get so cranky and ornery.... Especially when they watch the news!!!!

Turn on the Brady Bunch, Dick van Dyke, or even Phineas and Ferb.... And laugh & smile! It won't kill you!!!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Tears

If my son sheds tears when our fish dies.... What is he going to do when someone breaks his heart? Mom can buy new fish.... But the broken heart... That's a bigger task....

Ugh!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

My world has been in a spin...

I started my MBA and finally got over my bronchitis, sinus infection, and war infection.

I made it through my first class with a B so I was thrilled.

My son is struggling with school, especially since he is a junior and they are looking at graduation.

I couldn't handle the roller coaster. I took 2 weeks off school so I can help him, support him, and get him through this. 

I return to class next week. I have helped get him on track. And I hope we are good. He just needed to understand that I am always here to support him... He just has to ask... But he asks for help as much as I do (hmpf!!!)... So I know the signs!

Hopefully next week we will be riding a little smoother!!!!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Struggle

Have you ever faced a time in your life, or with your child, that you just want to throw in the towel? I don't know what to do some days, how to respond, or how to react. I feel like I'm at a loss. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Illnesses

We spent thanksgiving and Christmas with my son being sick with a virus and pink eye. Once he started getting better, I went down with a sinus infection and ear infection. Today I am still down (5wks later). I haven't had an ear infection since I was 10 or so... And trust me, I DO NOT miss them!!!!!! Might as well get this out of my system so I can get on with 2014!!!!!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sunday

Today has been a bad day

My mood is down

I am bummed

No ability to be patient

Not impressed with anything

And really don't care today....

Today is a bad day....

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Bath time

My son lives in the bath.
He used to hate water and baths. He then took swim lessons and I think he mutated with a fish!!!!
Every morning he takes a shower because he needs to wash his hair... And then he takes a bath every night before bed. He lounges in the tub for hours. He uses bubble bath and lights candles... And just chills. I can appreciate that.
I am happy my child is clean and his hair is washed. Too many kids don't do that regularly.
I guess it's not so bad....

Saturday, January 18, 2014

It's good when...

Your teenage son is not afraid to introduce you to his friends... And admit that you are his mom.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A child's pain

How do you convince a 16-year old that his BFF is only moving 30 minutes away... Not around the world?

She accepts him for who he is and they hang out, laugh, talk, be serious and be silly.

He is heartbroken. I am also.

The hardest part of being a mom is seeing your child in pain.
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