Monday, July 19, 2010

Not so hot

Well...the air is hot, the feeling inside my house is a bit chilly. I'm not sure that he's unhappy to be home, but I am sure that he's really pushing the limits. The hit parade:
  • Slams his hand HARD into my new chandelier to see "if it is breakable"
  • tells me that he'd like to stay at school next year to do the work program because there is "no reason to come home"
  • walks out of the ortho office and into the busy parking lot (as I'm driving by) and gets angry because I tell him to go back to the sidewalk - even more angry that I have to make another appointment for him
  • cussing like a sailor - words that I can't even mention
  • answering absolutely nothing without starting out "I don't know" or "I don't remember"
  • lying (there really isn't a specific example...just everything)
  • has made his brother and sister so mad that they won't talk to or hang out with him - already
  • has lived basically on his own for six weeks, but is constantly asking me strangely basic questions: where are my shoes? do I use a knife to cut this meat? REALLY

So, not the fairy tale that I paid for - ha, ha. I remember the head master telling us that the first few home visits would be worse than things were before. I don't know if I can say that exactly - just seems that things are exactly the same - within moments of him coming in the door.

We off on vacation now. I can only hope that the excitement will do good things for him and not bad - oh Lord, not bad!


  1. Hang in there, girl. If nothing else, you can help the other kids make a countdown calendar for when he goes back to school.. it'll be good bonding time. ;-)

  2. Good luck with vacation. We just went on one....if you can even call it that. It was much better today being home and M at summer camp.