Monday, July 28, 2008

School

On Wednesday or Thursday, Cyr asked to see their Life Book. I have all photos of their parents and put up, at their request. It was just too hard for some of them to see the pictures every day on the fridge or in their room. Their Aunt had put together a beautiful book for them with all their newborn tags, foot prints, and pictures. They took turns looking at it and acting out later.

Patches has been having the most difficult time but I am not sure if it was just the book or that combined with school starting soon. She is acting crazy. She has flipped out every day since and yesterday lasted about 7 hours. She goes off when asked to do the smallest thing like scoot over so another child can see the TV while they play the video game. Seems like it is simple enough, right? No, she starts shutting down and when there isn't enough of a reaction from us, she goes into a full fledged "I hate this family" fit. It gets old regardless of the reasons. At least she wasn't violent again.

Have I mentioned lately that I am ready for school to being? I loved having them home for the first 6 weeks but then we all get bored and tired of the family time. LOL I will be making sure they go off to camp next summer b/c only the 3 youngest won't qualify, what a week that will be. We have Open House on Thursday, they are shaking in their boots waiting to meet their teachers while I have a sense of dread about being understood this year.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

How did Patches get along at the family gathering? May she is also grieving the family she lost, and was reminded of that with the family reunion.

Lorie said...

I just got caught up on your blog and all I can say is....

YOU ARE AMAZING...

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

Tudu said...

Patches had a blast, it was the first time she has handled the visits so well. The poor child began a downward spiral after looking at the book but most of it seems to be about school. She is a wreck.