This week, I learned the results of the latest Child and Protective Services (CPS) investigation. Because of allegations made by David, we believe he was attempting to manipulate the system to get to live where he wants rather than at home, there was a complaint made against me. The complaint said that I “was exploiting my son, that I threw him to the sidewalk, that I hugged him too much, as well as told him “I love you”, and that I was antagonizing him to provoke a response.” I wrote about it when I first learned of the investigation. Remember? There was an investigation before that regarding washing David’s mouth out with soap. Initially when the complaint in October came out, I met with a detective from the Sheriff’s office. From that meeting, I stated that I would change my son’s name to David for the purposes of this blog.
While we didn’t launch any rockets today, it was none the less, a success. Why? Well, David got upset because one of the sibs didn’t want to play with him. We have a rule, that when a sib calls David’s name a certain way, then David has to stop what he is doing and come out to the living room for a few minutes. Well, a sib called his name a number of times, and David didn’t think that he had to listen to and obey the rules. So he ended up on time out. Now the time out rule is that the quicker you settle down, the quicker you can return to have fun. Normal time-out length is one minute for each year of life, but we don’t start the time out until after his is calmed down. He ended up not being able to play for most of
the deputy sheriff stopped by yesterday and told us he had completed his investigation. Seems a couple of boys were roughhousing in the hall way, and one pushed his buddy, his buddy hit our daughter and then she hit the locker. The deputy says he believes that the boys are sincere in their admission that it was an accident. So as long as they apologise, we will let the matter go. We are asking the school to cover all of her medical expenses. Today, I am taking her in to get a shot for the pain. Taradol, which is an intra-muscular injection in the gluteus maximus. Wish her luck! Tweet #fighting4answrs