Friday, August 31, 2012


This week has been a tough week. Really tough. Beginning Tuesday afternoon and still running. David has had many emotions coursing through him this week. Mad. Sad. Frustrated. None have been good.

We don't know the cause of his moods. We do know that he's hurting himself when he's feeling them. He bites his upper left arm when he gets mad. It leaves bruises. He has broken skin. So, I wrapped that arm in Coban. He figured out it was wrapped and started biting the other arm. Which he normally doesn't do, so he must be really upset.

It could be a multitude of things, He's getting several 12 year molars in. His fingers have been jammed into the back of his mouth for a while now pretty constantly. So I tried giving him motrin to see if that might ease his pain a little. Nope. He was still a mess at school yesterday. He could be tired.  He had a couple of bad nights earlier in the week. But he's been sleeping better since, so I'm not sure if that could be it. He's had changes in his classroom. The girl in his class that could almost always get a laugh out of him has moved up to high school. He has two new students in his room. So that could be it. Maybe. I. Just. Don't. Know. He can't tell me.

When David is in these sort of moods, he needs some space. Normally, we can put him in his room with the door closed and he is fine. This week he has needed a better "safe zone" for himself. Last night we finally put him in his safe bed that we have for him with some toys. And finally he had a look of peace on his face. Even a smile. He slept better last night. This morning when he woke up, he seemed to be in a better mood. Not great. Still grumpy faces, but not outright crying and biting at himself. So I left his arms unwrapped and put them in his backpack for "just in case".

Pray he gets to feeling better. He's such a fun and happy boy when he's feeling like his world is upright.

Kyle, on the other hand, is really enjoying school this year. He really wants to get a BMX bike for his birthday next May, but we told him that he has to prove to us that he is mature enough to have one. And that includes focusing at school and getting his work done. Trying his best not to lose a color while he's there. Being more responsible for himself. He's been helping more around the house and not having as many whining moments. I wish that he had been responsible enough this morning to remind me that they were having a swim party at the city pool this afternoon and was supposed to wear his swim trunks. But nope. Me not being Mother of the Year forgot. I remembered only after another parent reminded us. Oops. I ran them to the office to have delivered to his room. I'm pretty sure the secretary looked at me like I was an idiot. If she only knew what we've had going on around here this week, maybe she'd understand.

We're only a couple of weeks into the school year, so who knows how long all this will last.  I do know that David should adjust soon (fingers crossed). And it would be great if Kyle could keep up at all he's been doing too.

Just hoping to have a drama free weekend and get some cleaning done around here!

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