Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Blog Police

Someone called me to the carpet this morning before 7AM to harass me about my silence. I am scum. I'm going through something and can't find the words to blog. I will update in the next couple of days but for now I leave you with the text I just got from Cyr.

Mom, I love u...I'm happy that ur the one that gave us a home where we could live together and a home that I no I'm safe in...thank you. The Diva

I love that child more every day.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Our county is redrawing the district lines to accommodate our brand new elementary and middle school that is about 2 miles from our house. Rosa and I decided to go to the elementary meeting last night and arranged for my DH to stay home with all 11 kids. This was especially sweet of him b/c he is sick. We head out the door during dinner with letter in hand that included the location. I began driving down the main road thinking I knew where I was going only to realize the addresses were going in the wrong direction. We turned around and sped towards the right office. Pulled in and noticed a bunch of cars so we thought we were there. As we stepped through the door I knew it was wrong even if there were a ton of people sitting in the conference room. We had walked in on a BOE meeting. Ooops! We tried to sneak out but I am sure the giggling gave us away and we ran out. I raced her to the truck and won. I have no idea how my fat butt managed to get there first but it is true.

At this point, we are late for the meeting. I have huge issues about being late to things. This does not mean I am not late b/c regularly I am. We found the old school turned BOE Annex 6 miles in the other direction. There wasn't a parking place in sight. We pulled around back and as we laughed about how funny it would be if we ran around the building only to discover they were watching us the entire time thinking what idiots we were. I noticed the windows and then the chairs full of people. OMG! I wanted to die. Everyone was facing us and could see we were lost and practically running around checking all the doors. We did manage to find the proper door and get in. There were 2 chairs left in the entire place. You can guess where they were, up front. We listened for a few minutes and it was over. The new principal put back on the Power Point show so that we could see the entire first 15 minutes. The important stuff like the teachers, hours, needs of the new school, and open house.

After all was said and done, I went up to introduce myself since I will have 5 possibly 6 kids there and 2 grand children. As I said my name, her face lit up. She knew who I was. That can't be good. Without further questions she leaned in and told me to email her a list of my kids needs as far as teachers go so she could try to accommodate them. She was polite but I know she has already gotten the gossip about us. I wonder what she heard. LOL

Cyr came home today and told me she was attacked by a girl at school. Some kids were calling this girl names and Cyr went over to tell them to stop and the girl hit her. She chased her to a corner and twisted her arm before hitting her again. A friend of Cyr's tried to help but she got chased across the field and some staff had to restrain this kid. Sound like anyone we know? Poor Cyr was upset but realized this girl was a lot like her sister, Patches, and quickly got over it. This girl regularly attacks people when she is upset.

Speaking of Patches, she is doing GREAT! I have even yelled at her without her flipping out. This is real progress for her.

Monday, April 13, 2009

I'm still not posting on the other blog. Call me lazy but it's a pain. This isn't too private so here it goes. We had been subpoenaed for today. We were fairly confident they would postpone it. They did. Wait there is more. It is way better. Ready? A little birdie told our Victims' Advocate that one of the defendants want to plea bargain. Yeah!!!! Not sure it will happen but we know there has been talk. We will be notified before one is made. I so hope she goes through with it. I know it is her b/c he would never admit wrong doing. Anyway, the trial should be a go in July.

Kids are back to school and only a minute before I succeeded in hanging myself. I dread this Summer. I have to have a 15 passenger van by then or I will die locked up in this house with 11 boogers.

The flu has run through the house and I think we are on our last children.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

It has been a rough couple of days. Kiera is home safe and sound but in a BAD mood. She is back to hitting me and screaming all night long. I swear it happens about every 30 minutes. All 3 of us are not sleeping through her fits. I am not sure if it has to do with the visit (probably) or she is getting sick again. It is extremely stressful.

I received 8 subpoenas in the mail yesterday for next Monday. I called and they put us "on call". They are hopeful to postpone the trial to July. I must admit it did send my heart into panic mode. I have kinda tuned out regarding the trial. I figure I can't stress and waste all my energy on worrying when it is so far away. The mail changed that for a second.

Patches is barely holding it together over Spring Break. She is trying but having a really hard time. Michael is, too.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

I spent the entire day (left at 7 AM and returned at 6:30 PM) going to and waiting on 3 kids getting new psychological evaluations. We are using the same wonderful doctor that we did 2 yrs ago. Unfortunately, I will have to do it all over again in 2 weeks.

Speaking of April 18th, we had to postpone the party until May 16th. Kids don't care and we had a couple of scheduling conflicts.

Now that Cyr has 2 friends, we are seeing her less and less. I am so thrilled that she is getting invited to go and do things. Her social life is becoming "normal". This time last year, I was very worried b/c she rarely spoke of friends or talked on the phone. Now she is spending the night out and they are inviting her back so she must be behaving herself.

I am stressing over the baby's visit with her mother. It is for one night and it is at her Great Granny's so I know she is safe. I decided her Great Granny would do the right thing and keep her safe. My DH dropped Emma off at her Mom's and then Kiera off. He forgot to leave the car seat so she can't leave with her. I had to call and go over the rules once again b/c she planned on taking the baby to her other Gma's. Her visits must be supervised by Granny or me, period. I promised to come out when the kids go back to school to take her and the baby to her dying Gma's so she can show her off.

I hate that I am so bitter about this but I am. The longer we are in this situation, the angrier I get. It pisses me off. She refuses to consider signing over her rights. She wants the title. She already complained that she was tired today and it was just an afternoon. I want her to pull her head out of the sand and be a decent parent. Kiera needs her to get her shit together. I hope she takes after Emma's Mom and gets some help soon or goes to jail so she can sober up. At least she doesn't have some bizarre mental illness on top of it.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Several of my kids (Patches, Cyr, and Emma) have their own email addresses. They annoy, I mean write, family members from time to time but mostly it just makes them feel grown up. Today Emma was checking her mail and got one from her email service provider to receive $10 off a premium subscription. She was bouncing in her seat and showed me her reply. "Thank you so much. I want my money in dollar bills not coins." I burst out laughing. I let her send it anyway. Bad Mom.


Tell me what you know about them. How do I get one? What do I have to do to qualify for one? Is a few seriously mentally ill children enough? Who do I call? Summer is coming and Rosa will be in the police academy and I will be alone with 11 children, 2 of them require intense supervision for the safety of the others.

What about SSI? I was told that Patches should qualify for it. I know I will have to fight to get it but will be in addition to her AA or replace it? I have 3 psychological evaluations scheduled this weekend and 3 in 2 weekends. I need to pursue the services available for them. I have been very slack in the past. Any suggestions are welcomed, I won't post your comment if you ask me not to.

I Blame You

Not one person suggested I take back that last post until a few days had passed. Not one person. Like I feared, it blew up in my face yesterday. Not only Patches but Ruthie and Michael, too. I'm not even sure where to begin but I liked having someone to blame even if it wasn't really their fault.

Patches came home witchy. She started off slowly and progressed to screaming at the kids in the yard. I so shouldn't have trusted her but I needed her to "entertain" someone so I could pull off a prank. I asked her to come in and take a chill pill, literally. She refused and it got nasty after that. Let's just say, I was COVERED in snot and spit. My thighs got a great workout and are shaky today. This lasted about an hour and required Rosa, myself and my DH to intervene. No one was hurt nor did she attempt to hurt anyone other than herself (mildly) and me.

Michale and Ruthie were caught under a big blanket. They were playing peek a boo of sorts with the baby but it is a HUGE no no here and requires a timeout every time. That set of Michael's need to lie when the truth is better switch that wasn't able to be shut off the rest of the night. What began as a simple "think about what you were doing moment" turned into a "I hate you and I'm gonna hurt you" one. I was attacked separately by Ruthie and Michael. This is progress b/c in the past she would jump my back when I had to hold him to the ground. I am so grateful they are both the tiniest of kids.

At bedtime, Michael and Eddie were jacking around and going in the girls' room. The girls got mad and yelled at them. When confronted, Eddie agreed he was wrong and Michael denied any knowledge of the events. Like I was going to believe that? He denied it over and over so I told him for getting out of bed he could practice staying in bed a half hour early tonight. For lying her needed to write "I will not lie to my wonderful mother." 50 times. You would have thought he would stop in his tracks, right? No. He kept on and on. I will have 250 of those sentences to post on my fridge. This will be his second writing assignment. He acted like he hated it the last time but I guess not.

I did a ton of practical jokes, mostly focusing on Rosa. I will try to post a few of the good ones later.

I still do not have the other blog invitations sent. It is b/c I have nothing to post over there. I will do it before I post, I promise. If I have your request, you will be invited.