Monthly Archives: December 2009

It’s off to Disney World we go…

I met my ex-husband in the parking lot of a local McDonald’s last night to exchange the boys. It has been almost a year since the boys have seen their dad. I briefly introduced myself to his new wife and … Continue reading

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Wimpy Kid to the Rescue

Cleary’s Henry Huggins and Ramona Quimby, Blackmore’s Lorna, Christie’s Miss Marple and Poirot, Montgomery’s Anne, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Old Mother West Wind, Omri, Patrick, Boone and Little Bear – childhood books and their characters stick with me in a way no … Continue reading

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The Results of The Great College Student Experiment

I have been sick for a couple days. It seems every time I take my kids to get their vaccinations (Yes, I still vaccinate), I come down with a cold or flu. So I am a little late relaying the … Continue reading

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Friday – Day Five

A secondary problem showed itself clearly today. I received an email from Daniel’s primary teacher Mrs. H. She said that Daniel is having impulse control issues and is having trouble keeping his hands to himself. These are a re-occurrence of … Continue reading

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Thursday – Day 4

Daniel is progressively more on edge.  He seems to be internalizing the stress that is building regarding his homework and school work.  He doesn’t say anything, but the second any academics are even mentioned he almost bursts into tears and … Continue reading

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Wednesday – Day Three

The morning routine is predictably easy now. It is a daily relief to me – which is good because I can use the encouragement right now. When I was dropping off Daniel and Robert the Reading Resource teacher was walking … Continue reading

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Tuesday – Day Two

The difference in how Daniel handles his routine is pronounced. I was encouraged to see Daniel asking for help setting his alarm last night. He also went to bed earlier, without any prompting from me. He was up in plenty … Continue reading

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