We had a therapy appointment for Alexis on Monday morning. I won’t go into details because most of it is private but I will say that we have been having a really awful time here lately. Alexis has been miserable and as a result our whole family is out of sorts. Ronnie and I are desperately seeking help for her. We’re trying to find anything we can to help her and to help ourselves cope with her behavior. I’m not going to lie… it’s been really rough.
Her therapist said that she needs to see her psychiatrist as soon as possible. The earliest he was able to get her in is tomorrow. I am praying that he’s able to figure out what is going on. She’s never struggled this much for this long and I just want her to be happy.
On top of those issues, Jordan is still struggling in school. She’s doing really well as far as academics go but not so well with the other kids. She is getting picked on and bullied a lot. The other day she begged me to pluck her eyebrows. She’s always been very hairy even when she was a little bitty baby and she had a bit of a unibrow. I felt terrible when she told me that the the kids were teasing her for it.
We tried to pluck them out but it hurt her too much. Instead I settled for getting my tiny scissors and trimming them down as close to the skin as I could. She was very happy with the results. I’m still furious that I had to do it. She’s only 7. She shouldn’t have to deal with stuff like that. Seriously? How can you pick on someone as cute as this?
To make matters worse, she told me that when she fell on the playground yesterday and hurt herself several kids laughed at her and no one helped her up even though she was crying and bleeding. It just tore my heart out. I wish that I could intervene every day and protect her from mean people. I wish that my girls didn’t have to struggle so much. The hands that were dealt to them in life just suck sometimes! Needless to say, I’ll be back up at the school again. It’s almost a relief to have Summer vacation coming up!
Brandon has totally been up to no good lately! His new thing is pressing buttons. Buttons on my washing machine, coffee pot, and computer! The other day I sat down at my computer and found all of the stuff on my desktop completely gone! My finished design team assignments, my digital scrapbooking supplies, and some photos had disappeared! Thankfully, I found them in my recycle bin! I asked Brandon about it and he said, “I fixed it!” Yikes! So now I password protect my computer the minute I get up instead of letting the screen saver do it.
The other day I caught him on my cell phone. He’s always loved pressing buttons and chatting on my cell phone so I make sure I lock it. What I didn’t realize is that the only call he can make when the phone is locked is to emergency services! He pressed enough buttons to call 911. When I walked in and saw him on the phone I took it from him and pressed off without seeing what number was on the display. About a minute later I got a call back from the sheriff's office. “Ma’am, we just received a phone call from this number and have dispatched an officer.” “Is everything okay?” I said, “Oh my gosh I’m SO sorry!” “My four year old had my cell phone!” I’m sure she thought I was crazy.
I got some time to scrapbook yesterday! I made this layout with the Scraptastic Club “Classic Girl” kit and add on.
Journaling: Being a Mom is not always easy but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I love all three of my kids very much! Date: 1/29/2011
My design was inspired by a sketch from sketchsavvy.com!
I’m sure I’ll have more layouts to share with this kit before long. I pulled tons of photos that match it!
***Since it’s Wednesday I have another blogging/journaling question for everyone. Feel free to answer the question here in my comments section or to post the answer on your blog and link me to it in the comment section.
Have you donated any supplies or money to the tornado victims from the recent storms? What’s your favorite charity?
We are in the process of getting together a load of supplies to deliver to our local church. They have requested that we send clothes and toys for children. They need everything from school supplies to diapers. I plan to finish collecting it all today so I can drop it off at the church tomorrow.
My favorite charity is the Red Cross. They made such a difference down here after Katrina. Because of their help, I was able to get the things my kids needed after the storm when there was no electricity and they were only letting people into the stores a few at a time. It was such an awful time and we were so thankful for the help. So now when we have a bit of extra money that’s where I prefer to donate!