Friday, June 12, 2009

Well we are headed to the beach. I am so excited!!! As some of you already know, we have decided to home school Will next year. After the trouble he's had in public school for the past three years, especially this past year, it seems like the only reasonable option. If nothing else it will give us time to get his medications right. OK don't hang me out to dry! We tried modifying his diet, counseling, etc. Everything we tried made no difference. I was totally against the medication at first. His doctor explained it to us that the ADHD was like a short circuit in his brain and the meds would help his brain make a connection. I still wasn't buying it. Then she asked me if I took any medication. Of course we all know I am a walking drug store. So then she asked me if he had diabetes would I give him insulin. I said of course. She said that it was the same difference. Asperger's is not "what he has" it's just part of who he is, however, the ADHD makes it hard for him to control who he is. Or at least who he wants to be. There's nothing like holding your child when he cries and tells you he promises that he really is trying to be good, he just can't. It will make your reevaluate everything you always said that you believed just to make it right. I was always a gun ho no medication person until it came down to where I would try anything to make my child smile again.

He's doing a lot better now though. He sees a psychiatrist in Statesville once every 4-6 weeks for medication and he sees a therapist every 2 weeks in Elkin at the Dr's office. I think the combination of things has made a big difference in him. I was shocked but it has really made a difference in him as far as helping him focus a little better on what you're saying and completing tasks you give him and it has calmed him down some. It didn't change his personality like a lot of people told me it would. He's still him, just more in control. We don't have as much whining and as many outbursts, but he still doesn't understand social graces, and probably won't ever. He's just Will. It's just part of who he is. He's matter of fact and sometimes blunt to a fault, but he's honest and kind to others. In the end, I just want him happy. I think all good parents want to raise their children to be happy, healthy and kind people. I know that we may not be the best parent always, but I also know that no one could try harder or love their children more than their father and I do. At the end of the day we have to know that we did the best we could! I may not be very good at much in my life, but I will toot my own horn and say I AM GOOD AT LOVING MY FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Long time, no blog

Sorry for the absence!!! We've been trying to just hold on until the last day of school which is Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Let's see to catch up:
  • We no longer ride the bus. The bus driver that we did have quit. That was change, we don't do change well. The new bus driver is an a@* from Deliverance, nuff said. And a boy on the bus told Will that he was going to cut his head off with a knife and bent his finger back until it was red and swollen. And when he screamed in pain what did our wonderful new bus driver do? She told him to "Shut up!" OK we don't use those words in our house! Will considers those 2 words to be as bad as any curse word. I consider them ugly, rude and a poor choice in general. So when I called the school, they assured me they would get to the bottom of this. Three weeks later, nothing.
  • Will has had a substitute for the past 2 weeks due to vacations and EOG testing. His teacher is proctoring. His sub is a lady that we used to go to church with, who has told several members of the community, who in turn have come back and told me, what a nuisance he is to have around. I've seriously considered telling her what a nuisance she is to the human race in general, but again, I'm hanging on.
  • On a better note, we have found some wonderful materials, both textbook and computer programs to use next year! (Thanks Christi!!)
  • Planned and pulled off an awesome baby shower for Misty!! Yea me!
  • Will's cookout this past Saturday for the grandparents and his best friend went wonderful. Great fun was had by all!
  • We are packing this week to leave for the beach next Saturday, on his actual birthday with Melissa, Phillip, Madison and Megan and Josh, Jessica and Tyson. Folly Beach here we come!!!!
  • Thanks to my wonderful hubby looking out for me, I am a darker shade of pale, so maybe I won't fry like a 'tater at the beach. It's always SPF 50+ for me!!!

I think that gets us up to date for the most part. I have come to the conclusion that I need this vacation a lot!! I have also decided that maybe Craig, Melissa and Mom are right and I take on way too much for my own good. Maybe I'll make that a mid year resolution, not that it will probably work. It's just my personality to constantly be busy. I think I do my best work under pressure! But I do think it is catching up with me. We'll just leave it at that for now. Seriously, the vacation is well needed and deserved for all of us!!

Remember to keep us in your prayers and please pray for my cousin Bonnie. She is fighting Lupus. She's in a lot of pain daily and needs your prayers.

Love & Hugs!