Well, here we are at the end of day 5, a Saturday. I have been ill all day, yech! Our youngest has been just bouncing off the walls for most of the day, even though he has a hacking cough. I wish that I could do the same. Over all, It has been a good day. But, I spent most of the day sleeping so can’t say much for the rest of the family’s thoughts about the day. Should I feel bad about that? Well, in a way I do, but I also have two auto-immune disorders that need to be cared for. Cared for in that when I get sick, I need to rest immediately to prevent a hospital stay. The nice thing is that my family understands this. We only had two issues with our youngest today, but they are both so minor that they don’t bear discussion.
So, it seems that our youngest son has issues with needing attention when any of his other siblings are home. It doesn’t matter to him if he is negative or positive in how he gets the attention. He will push any button he can to get attention. So we spent quite a bit of time in quiet spaces tonight. Quiet space in our house, we have 5 kids age 10 to 17, is where ever an empty room and a blanket exist. Once he gets under the blanket in the empty room for a couple of minutes, everything is fine for a good 45 minutes. Then we repeat the process. On one hand it is frustrating, on the other hand, we are learning how to interact with him in a different way that doesn’t allow the negative behaviors to surface. Early today when it was just the two of us,
Today started out rough. Bad mood on his behalf. Once we got the siblings off to school, he was fine. Spent the morning playing and looking for the homework pile that mom put together for us. Never did find it. In the afternoon we went into the city for an appointment for me. Grandpa was nice enough to host our son for the two hours I needed to go to my appointment. Everything went like clockwork. Trying to get all of the players together to meet with the school district about his return to public school. I think that it would be easier to get a job at the circus working as a lion tamer. Very frustrating. In the meantime, in order to keep the district in compliance, we need to complete some paperwork that says we are home schooling our son. We aren’t home schooling him because we want