Thursday, March 19, 2009


Amanda has been in therapy of almost 2 years now. We've been through 4 therapists now and I feel like we've moved forward 1 step and back about 20. I admit it, with this child I am in over my head. She has been diagnosed with ADHD and takes meds daily. I guess they are working because her grades are getting better and she is participating in class which is more than she used to do. However, now the real behavior problems have begun. I guess that goes along with the ODD diagnosis. I won't go into too many details, but let's just say if this keeps up she may be suspended from the 4th grade. Her new therapist seems to be pretty good at communicating with her in terms that are on her level, so I am hopeful the we may see some sort of improvement. My friend Kristin is babysitting for Ben and Caitlyn this weekend so I can have some time alone with just Amanda. I am hoping that it helps adjust her attitude when she has some one on one time with me. We'll see.....

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Conversations with Ben....

I was coming out of the bedroom where I had been putting away clothes and I see Ben sitting on the arm of the couch wearing only his shirt and socks.

Me: "Ben! Where are your underwear?"
Ben: "In the garbage"
Me: "Why are they in the garbarge?"
Ben: "I don't know. Mommy, I love stawberries"
Me: "uh, ok... go get your underwear out of the garbage."

later that afternoon, Ben is dragging the beanbag onto the couch:

Me: "Ben be careful"
Ben: "Mommy, I love to jump"
Me: "Ben, don't...."

too late he jumped off the back of the couch onto the beanbag. I guess it could have been worse, he could have jumed off the back and hit the floor.

my very favorite:

Ben: "Mommy! I'm poopin." this is said as he is running toward the bathroom holding his hand over his little bottom.
Me: "You know where the bathroom is"
Ben: "You come with me." fun for me huh?