I am going to lose my mind. I need some new ideas and I need them now. Everything I have tried has failed and maybe it is just the way I look at this. Ava is a thief. She is also a big time liar. She steals anything not nailed down and it magically disappears, there is no trace. She is allowed to be in the Playroom, Kitchen, and Living Room only. She is not allowed upstairs unsupervised but she still finds a way to do it. She sneaks candy, make up, hair bows, money, earrings, shoes, and any other thing you can think of. Most times she has no use for the items she takes. She never spends the money, uses the earrings, or wears the items. She does manage to eat the candy or cookies and leave the wrappers on her bed. The amount of energy it takes to monitor this child is overwhelming. She is the sneakiest and slickest I have ever encountered. She takes the very second it takes me to speak to another child and uses it to her advantage. She manipulates all of us. She is very intelligent but puts on one of the best shows I have ever seen to make us believe she is stupid. She is so good that I almost believe her most times, I have to remind myself of her IQ. I am to the point I am struggling to be cheery and nice. I remind her she can't make me stop loving her no matter how hard she tries but I am really starting to dislike this child. I am having a hard time snuggling or spending alone time with her but that is what she needs. Give me some suggestions to cope, anything you can think of.
Patches is peeing on her bed every night and driving Cyr crazy. She is old enough to tell me she is low or out of pull ups but didn't and instead chooses to pee all over her bed and not change the bedding for 3 nights.
Eddie is our Pee King. The boy goes every night and day on himself. His poor Mother gets so frustrated but has the patience of a saint. I am not sure how he manages to overflow his pull up every night and stink up the room but he does. At least he is good at it. LOL
Michael is having a hard time being nice to Eddie. He forgets he is 3 yrs younger and loses his cool with him. He put a sign up on their door that said, "I do not want Eddie in my room". He is writing a letter of apology today.
Cyr is opening up to Rosa. It surprised Rosa that she was so candid about her family. She is watching out for Cyr to admit to any abuse. I hope she is finally able to confide in someone.
Emma returned home to discover many of her toys were played with and lost. The kids are cleaning out the girls' room to find them. They are not happy campers. I am so glad she is back. She loves to go but I miss her so much when it gets too long. It reminds me what her Mother feels while she is here.
Ella is working to stand up for herself and doing a great job. Not always but more effort this month than in the last 3 years. Maybe she is tired of being run over.
My DH is leaving town next month for a month. I will miss him but our food bill will be cut dramatically and he will have a good time.