I Got My "Moment" !!!

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by DaisyFace, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    I have posted before about difficult child's diet. If it's not sugar - she doesn't eat it. She typically starts her day with a large cup of hot cocoa (with extra whipped cream, of course) or a big cup of fancy coffee with all the creams....and won't eat or drink else anything all day...then come home complaining of a headache .

    Today was the ROTC event. As per usual, difficult child had her sugar for breakfast, and nothing more...

    So she nearly passed out at the ceremony.

    I didn't know if went to the nurses office or what happened....so I went to go look for her.

    And I found her sitting in a corner all alone, feeling sick and miserable....

    and who was there for her?


    And of course I rushed in to make sure she was OK - and a passing teacher asked if there was anything he could do....so I sent him for Gatorade. And I sat with her while she drank and we talked about what happened and we talked about not eating a real breakfast and she asked me Did I see _________? and Did I notice ____________? What did I think of _____?

    And after she was feeling better I walked her to the cafeteria and gave her a big hug - and she smiled and told me she'd see me later...

    And I got in my car and was so happy about being able to be there for her that I cried all the way home!

    It's a strange situation to be so happy about....but then, being the parent of a difficult child is a strange adventure.

    I know you understand...
  2. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member


    I am so thrilled for you!!!!
  3. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip


    Once in a while... It works out! I hope she files this away, remembers it sometime when she is thinking no one cares... Or when she sees you in the crowd and starts to go to a friend and then stops and thinks, "hmm, she is there AGAIN"...
  4. Californiablonde

    Californiablonde Well-Known Member

    Great news! I am so happy for you.
  5. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    A great moment! Wahoo! Enjoy!
  6. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Oh my gosh! I am so glad you were there. Whew.
    What an odd series of events, but how well it worked out!
    d*G, I hope that she learns from this.
    Here's a tissue for your tears. :) :consoling:You've done well.
  7. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Oh, and maybe tomorrow morning, she can have hot chocolate, with a side of bacon?
  8. confuzzled

    confuzzled Member


    you earned it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. dstc_99

    dstc_99 Well-Known Member

    Enjoy your moment!
  10. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Terry, bacon is too much work for somebody. But... a pepperoni stick? You'd be surprised at the diff a bit of protein makes!
  11. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    Congratulations and enjoy. You know, sometimes I think parents of typical teen's don't get to enjoy as many "special" or "proud" moments as the parents of difficult children - who are always grateful for even the tiniest sliver of progress :)
  12. Bunny

    Bunny Active Member

    I am smiling for ear to eat as I read this. I'm really happy that you got a moment with her like this.
  13. buddy

    buddy New Member

    I soooooo get it! Yipee! !!

    I remember saying how great it felt that Q wanted me by him....even holding his hand during a blood draw. Such a little thing but it was huge ....he was 15!

    I'm really glad you were there. It pays off once in a while!!!! ( I think it really pays off for them every time even though they may not say or show it.....)
  14. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    So glad you got your moment!
  15. HaoZi

    HaoZi CD Hall of Fame

    So happy you got your "MOM"ent!