Friday, September 23, 2011

A Long-Overdue Update (which is actually disjointed messages to Ange)

Ange posted an update recently about new challenges occuring at middle school. I'm sure if you're reading this, you know Ange. After all, she is the queen of the late-talking Mom bloggers. But, just in case, be sure and read her and Jack's story. It made me call the Camaratas. (Note: messages are edited slightly, mainly for grammar.)

Ange,

I'm posting this on my iPad so hell. It will be riddled with errors. Deep breath. Yes, hormones. You may remember that we have had my stepson since he was 13. Yowsa. Was not prepared for that in a boy. Bad from 12 to 15 in my case, my knowledge.

The have to have things "his" way? Like, where he puts his glass at "exactly" the same spot and what time we do things? Holy moly. If I tell him were taking a bath at 7 and try to put him in at 6:58? No. He sits in the same place and has his routine and if gets out of it except for certain things, ball games, only on weekends btw, he will freak.

Tried tiny football and quit. Loved the exercises but couldn't take the stance for 9 minutes then action for 30 seconds. I am a perfectionist. Are you? Is this why this is extremely hard or would it be this hard anyway? I wonder.

I resonate with your post and applaud you for telling the raw hard truth. I am already seeing in first grade many kids separating from him.

Doing great, gradewise, though. Still in resource. Can't handle the whole group. May be this will be my next blog post. I have been bad, but don't know one day what the next day will bring.

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Forgot to say...love you lots. Blips in road for all of us. Stepson got another D. Been a struggle with him for different reasons. Yet, he is a football star so who cares? That was sarcastic. Hardy freaking har.
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Ok. Another one. Curt also fought sleep. When he went to preschool and napped, it was midnight or 1 a.m. before we could get him to sleep. Only then did he start sleeping in our bed so we could get some sleep! Unfortunately, he still does. Not a queen or a king. Full size. Ouch.

The worst is that he is still such a picky eater. Won't try anything. When I say he eats five things, I am not exagerating! People look at me like I'm such a bad parent, "Just make him eat! If he gets hungry enough, he'll eat!" WRONG, people. He would go through pre-school all day not eating a thing. His doctor made me feel better. She said, "Eating and potty training you cannot win. It has to be their decision. He's getting what he needs. He's better off than lots of kids who just eat junk." Whew.What he gets is Boost Plus in the morning and evening and gummy vitamins. And some of those five things...

Where he seems to be different than Jack is this: Jack worries, Curt does not. He does not give a RIP about what other people think. Sometimes it's downright embarrassing. Sometimes I'm proud of him for it. First grade boys don't want to hug, unfortunately.

Hugs.

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OK, you're going to wish you hadn't asked me for stories! What we did to help sleep. Curt has always had to take antihistimines for his allergies. I read one day about this certain Rx. Side effects were sleepiness, hunger and constipation. I called the doctor THAT day and he bean taking Periactin (generic is cyproheptadine) ever since. It has helped tremendously.